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 Luncheon/General meeting on July 13 will the the only unit meeting in July. Social Studies teacher Timothy Beck will be the speaker. He's taught various Advanced Placement courses in government&politics, economics, and history of the Americas and the world. Make your reservations for the luncheon by Monday, July 10!
There will be a Municipal Election in October in Albuquerque, and that means the League will be producing a Voters’ Guide! Which means we need volunteers to do the work of collecting and assembling the candidate responses and other information, and 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, to which contributions are tax deductible. 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.)
If you visit the Nexus Brewery on Tuesday, Aug 22 between 11am and 9:30pm, and remember to bring this flyer or say "LWV", then the Nexus folks will donate 10% of your food check to the LWVCNM Education Fund. Drop by and dine when your schedule permits (on Aug 22, 11am-9:30pm), and incidentally help the League!
The City of Albuquerque will hold an election for Mayor and City Council districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 on October 3.
NOTE! You can now register to vote or amend your registration online! Just visit the Secretary of State's page.
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 July 2017 Voter is online! Contents include the 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.
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.
La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!