The Voter: Newsletter of the LWVCNM

October 2018Issue includes the co-presidents report, unit meetings, update on LWVCNM's 501(c)(3) status, two book reviews: The assault on intelligence by Gen. Michael Hayden, and Facts and Fears by James Clapper - and more!
September 2018Issue includes Luncheon meeting speaker Heather Ferguson of New Mexico Common Cause, NE Heights Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on election security, co-presidents report asking for volunteers to help with the Voter Guide and encouraging participation in the November General Election, obits for two long-time members, a book review of "Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy" - and more!
August 2018Another big newsletter! The luncheon speaker is new US Attorney for NM, John Anderson on "Violent Crime in New Mexico"; who does what in LWVCNM - and how you can get involved, too; a book review of Dave Levitan's Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science; invitation to Aug 26's big Women's Equality Day event in Tiguex Park; and a reminder of the Social Media 101 Workshop being held for the League by Teeniors.
July 2018This is a significant issue, including a discussion of LWVCNM's change to a completely 501(c)(3) organization, a book review of Madeleine Albright's Fascism: a Warning, call for help and contributions towards the 2018 "Voter Guide", a new location for the Luncheon Meeting (Embassy Suites): "APD Forward Update", the quarterly unit at "The Neighborhood" in Rio Rancho (Sen. Dede Feldman), and more!
June 2018Contents include the Luncheon Unit (a study of a nuclear spent fuel option), the NEW! Westside-Placitas-Corrales quarterly unit (Senator Dede Feldman), reminders for Calendar Planning June 9, the June 5 Fundraiser at the Nexus Brewpub, and the JoAnne Ramponi Society, plus a book review of The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World by Anne-Marie Slaughter.
May 2018Contents include information about the Annual Meeting and speaker Synthia Jaramillo (Albuquerque Director of Economic Development), reminders of LWVNM State Council, Calendar Planning!, Redistricting, and the second installment of the book review of "Destined for War."
April 2018This is the big Annual Meeting issue. In addition to the usual calendar and book review, there is information you will want to review before the annual meeting: reports from officers and committee chairs, a proposed budget through 2020, nominations for officers and board members, bylaws, and a proposal to merge the LWV CNM operating fund into the education fund, resulting in a single 501(c)(3) entity.
March 2018Contents include "Step inside the Albuquerque Journal Newsroom" with editor Karen Moses at the Luncheon Meeting, "Open Government in New Mexico" with reporter/FOG director Peter St Cyr at the NE Heights meeting, reminder of the April 8 Fundraiser, and more!
February 2018Contents include "Investigative Journalism" at the Luncheon meeting, post-Legislature update, a League story, reminder of the Theatre Fundraiser, a book review of The Gatekeepers, and more!
January 2018Ten pages! Luncheon brainstorming session on the future of our community and the League, unit meeting on Redistricting with Research & Polling VP, League Day at the Legislature and Legislative Reception, LWV US statement on DACA, a class on moderating/timekeeping Candidate Forums, rundown on LWV Santa Fe's Lobbying Workshop, book review of A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System (T.R. Reid), 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Theatre Benefit Fund Raiser (A Streetcar Named Desire), and more.
December 2017Contents include the Luncheon Meeting "Immigration: protecting the 'Dreamers'" by Jennie Lusk of the NM Attorney General's office, heads up on the 12/9 Lobbying Workshop in Santa Fe, an article on the Supreme Court case on Redistricting (Gerrymandering) in Wisconsin, the year-end appeal for contributions, a book review of The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, and more!
November 2017Contents include: the Luncheon meeting; "How do People Vote", an editorial by co-President Judith Binder; part 2 of a book review of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class, and more.
October 2017Contents include: Luncheon meeting withy Dr. Aroop Mangalik on his work in oncology and hematology; NE heights meeting with Dr. Leah Ingraham discussing bioethics and end of life; articles on medical ethics and Obamacare, standing up for democracy; a book review of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class, and more.
September 2017Contents include: results of the recent fundraisers, an op-ed on why the Voters’ Guide should be allowed in polling places, update on APD Forward under the new Attorney General, opportunities for service (office volunteers needed!), a book review of The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics (Paul Bracken), and more.
August 2017Contents include: Luncheon Meeting on Voter Protection by Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover, a detailed schedule of Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forums from August through September, a message from the President, and a book review of Dereliction of Duty by H.R.McMaster on how the United States got involved in the Vietnam War, and more!
July 2017Contents include: Luncheon meeting with Social Studies teacher Timothy Beck, the League's role in strengthening democracy, calls for volunteers, LWV US news, websites for information on budget models, and notices of the upcoming Albuquerque Municipal Voters’ Guide (need volunteers and contributions!!) and Aug 22 Ed Fund fundraiser at Nexus Brewery.
June 2017Contents include the luncheon meeting (Redistricting, with Dr Gabriel Sanchez), calendar planning 6/17, summaries of the Annual Meeting, Theater party, and latest APD Forward meeting, and a review of three books dealing with American self-isolation.
May 2017Contents include a reminder to reserve your place for Annual Meeting, at which Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be the featured speaker, thank you to donors, and a book review of Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission. Check it out!
April 2017This is a big one, the Annual Meeting issue. In addition to discussions of this month's unit meetings, there is the Annual Meeting packet, including Agenda, proposed Bylaws changes, current Positions (in full), reports from Committee Chairs, proposed 2017-8 Budget, and nominations/bios for several elected offices. You'll need this issue of The Voter when you attend Annual Meeting! Print it out, or download it to your device for easy access.
March 2017Contents include: info on the month's unit meetings, Women's History Month activities, how to contact your elected representatives most effectively, and a book review of The Invisible Gorilla: And other ways our intuitions deceive us.
February 2017Contents include: info on the month's unit meetings, League Day at the Legislature and the Legislative Reception, details on the February 18th annual Program Review (be there to be informed and have your say!) and a reminder that March is Women's History Month
January 2017Contents include: the government-ethics focused Unit meetings, upcoming marches and celebrations, League Day at the Legislature, new ways to contribute, upcoming Program Planning, and a book review of American the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare. There is, in addition, a 1926 NY Times article in which LWV NY endorses birth control.
December 2016Contents include: the December General Meeting featuring UNM's Dr. Christine Sierra discussing the 2016 election demographics and outcome, a summary of the APD Forward November meetings, and a book review of Harry & Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership that Created the Free World.
November 2016Contents include: Two unit meetings, Luncheon and Evening; a book review of The Second Machine Age .
October 2016Contents include: The luncheon meeting features background information for the Oct 18 Consensus on Charter Schools, the Director of the PRC at the NE Heights unit, the Director of Common Cause NM at the luncheon meeting, a reminder to renew your membership, a book review of Primary Politics and more!
September 2016The luncheon meeting features Bernalillo County Commissioners Art de la Cruz and Wayne Johnson, discussing the Home Rule Charter Initiative which will appear on the November ballot, an election deadline schedule, a thanks to the office volunteers, donating to the LWVCNM Ed Fund via your Amazon purchases, and more!
August 2016Paul Stokes will be the Luncheon Speaker, discussing Election Integrity; a report from LWV US Convention in DC; help celebrate Women's Equality Day on Aug 26; 5 steps YOU PERSONALLY can take to empower and encourage voters; and a book review of Crisis Point: Why We Must - and How We Can - Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America by former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott (R) and Tom Daschle (D). Really, it's nothing the Left hasn't been saying for some 30 years.
July 2016The Luncheon speaker is District Attorney Kari Brandenburg, speaking on the organization of the DA's office. In addition, July 9 will be the once-a-year Calendar Planning meeting - everyone is encouraged to attend and weigh in!There's a book review of "Political Animals: How our Stone-age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics", a reminder of how history is being made in this Presidential election, and how to help LWVCNM by shopping Check it out!
June 2016General Meeting will discuss Climate Change Options; LWV US positions on Constitutional Conventions and Money in Politics; book review of Global Trends 2030: an Alternative World by the National Intelligence Council, and plan to attend Calendar Planning in July! Check it out!
May 2016 Includes information on US Senator Tom Udall's address at Annual Meeting May 7, news about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a thanks to Sutin, Thayer, and Browne, where the LWVCNM Board has held their monthly meetings for many years, Bernalillo County Home Rule to be on the November ballot, and a book review of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary. Check it out!
April 2016Annual meeting issue. Includes League's positions, bylaws, reports from the board and chairs, information about the slate of new officers up for election, and more! Bring it with you to Annual Meeting on May 7! US Senator Tom Udall will be the featured speaker.
March 2016Unit meetings feature Gwyneth Doland and Janet Blair; book review of The Digital Doctor, and report from Program Planning.
February 2016Special date for the Luncheon Meeting with APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy: Feb 16, Tuesday. Also, an update on APD Forward, a book review of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, Position Planning meeting on Feb 20, and an editorial on civility in political discourse.
January 2016 The January unit meetings include "End of Life Options", an update on Affordable Care Implementation, and Albuquerque programs to end homelessness. League Day at the Legislature is Feb 4, preceded by the Legislative Reception Feb 3 evening. A very short read - check it out!
December 2015Contents include descriptions of the luncheon (general) meeting, summary of the November Board meeting, calendar/save the dates, and a big thank you to retiring Voter editor, Chris Burroughs. Check it out!
November 2015Contents include info about the luncheon speaker, NM Auditor Tim Keller; the "Money in Politics" consensus meeting; a review of Running from Office by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox; a note from the Leadership Team, highlights of the October Board meeting, and more!
October 2015Contents include descriptions of the October Unit meetings, planning for the "Money in Politics" consensus on Nov 10, a reminder to renew your membership, summary of the September Board meeting, Bernalillo County's plans to increase voter registration (and you can help!), and a book review of The Great War of Our Time by Michael Morell and Bill Harlow, and more!
September 2015Luncheon meeting on the impact of closed primaries in New Mexico, and alternatives by Bob Perls, president of New Mexico Open Primaries; Save the Date! October 8 Friday, when LWVCNM and the Albuquerque Press Women host a joint luncheon featuring US Senator Martin Heinrich; summary of the last Board meeting; book review of Freedom of Speech (David Shipler) and more!
August 2015General meeting on New Mexico's Water Resources, Women's Equality Day is August 22, the results of the June Calendar Planning meeting, a book review of Stephen Hess's The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House, and more on the 1988 Presidential debate.
July 2015a call for assistance with the 2015 Albuquerque Municipal Election Voters' Guide, an editorial from member Judith Binder on the Presidential debates, and a book review of Hall of Mirrors by Barry Eichengreen.
June 2015The General meeting features Emile Nakleh discussing foreign policy, there is a greeting from the leadership team, reports from Convention, successes of LWV Santa Fe, and a review of Henry Kissinger's World Order.
May 2015Unit meetings deal with technology development and business commercialization; a farewell from the outgoing president, notices of LWV NM Convention and LWVCNM Calendar Planning, a list of the new officers and Board, and a review of Tension City by Jim Lehrer.
April 2015This is the big Annual Meeting issue! Be sure to bring your copy (one will appear in the mail) to Annual Meeting on May 2. The issue also details the month's four unit meetings, focusing on issues and bills that came up in the 2015 sixty day legislative session: environmental protection, health care, and League lobbying efforts.
March 2015Unit meetings cover government transparency in New Mexico, computer security, and a wrap-up of League lobbying action for the 60-day 2015 Legislative session; an invitation to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the League's annual birthday fundraiser, an invitation to LWVNM State Convention (volunteer to become a delegate! LWVCNM is entitled to 10!) and two book reports on "The Military Industrial Complex" and "Organized Cybercrime" - and more.
February 2015Unit meetings focus on Immigration Issues, and a session with the new US Attorney for New Mexico. Articles include a reminder about League Day at the Legislature Feb 9-10, a message from President Andrea Targhetta on the League's proud history and the importance of its name, a call for volunteers to staff the office, another reminder of the LWVNM State convention May 16-17, a book report on The Organized Mind and much more.
January 2015Unit meetings will cover Legislative session and Education. Articles on Money in Politics, Help needed for NM Early Educators United election, President's message on keeping up with the 2015 Legislative Session, Reports from Voter Services and Membership Leadership Development, Book review of The Squandering of America, Proposed study of Public Banking, and notes on the May 2015 LWVNM Convention.
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