The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We encourage you to become a member!
The City of Albuquerque will hold a runoff election for Mayor and City Council district 5. Short ballot! Early voting starts Ocober 25, weekdays from 9 to 6. Visit the League's Elections Info page for further details.
The Secretary of State has updated the voter rolls, removing about 90,000 names. You can double check your voter registration online and print a sample ballot for your precinct! Just visit the Secretary of State's page.
The Luncheon/General meeting on November 9 is titled "Real Conversations About Abortion: The Way We Win Legislative Fights in New Mexico." The speakers will be Julianna Koob and Marshall Martinez. For more details, see the November Voter. Make your reservations for the luncheon by Monday, November 6.
The League has produced a Voters’ Guide for the Albuquerque election, but we still need contributions to pay for the publishing. Contributions to the Education Fund, which publishes the Voters’ Guide, are tax deductible.
The League's Education Fund is a 503(c) organization. Contributions can be made by check, credit card, and Paypal. You can also contribute via your Amazon.com purchases via Amazon Smiles, or your Smith's Food & Drug purchases via Smith's Community Rewards. You can continue to contribute after death via the JoAnne Ramponi Society.
We also appreciate contributions to the Operating Fund (although these are not tax deductible.)
There is just the one Luncheon Meeting in November. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend! Details below...
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
The topic is "Real Conversations About Abortion: The Way We Win Legislative Fights in New Mexico", with speakers Marshall Martinez and Julianna Koob. Much more detail is included in the November Voter. Make a reservation to attend the luncheon by November 6 and learn more!
Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Call or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) with your reservation; specify if you would like a vegetarian meal. The deadline is November 6, Monday preferably before 10am.
The always popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them is available at libraries, multigenerational centers, the League office, and online (booklet format, PDF). The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c3) organization).
October is membership renewal time, but it's always a good time to join the League of Women Voters! And now you can pay online! Check out the new Join Us page. You can pay online via Paypal or your credit card, or print out a copy of the membership application and mail in your check in the traditional way.
The November 2017 Voter is online! Contents 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.
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.