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Brainstorming for the Future of our Community and League. This month, the New Mexico Legislature will be opening its 30 day session. This is also an Election Year. Come to the Luncheon Unit and add your thoughts to an Open Discussion on how to advocate, how to speak with your legislator. Learn how to invigorate the electorate so we'll all get out to vote, and strategies for providing information about events. Dick Mason, State Action Chair, will be available to answer your questions. Also, participate in a drawing for tickets to the 1/27 NM Philharmonic performance ($5 for two chances in the draw.)
Make your reservations for the luncheon by Monday, January 8.
The League 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 are two Unit Meetings in January. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend! Details below...
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
This will be a brainstorming session on what members consider important, in this Election Year and on the verge of opening of the NM Legislature. State Action Chair Dick Mason will be on hand to answer questions. There will be handouts available summarizing League's key issues. Also, a drawing (buy chances at $5/two) for tickets to the NM Symphony's 1/27 performance!
Make a reservation to attend the luncheon by January 8 and participate in the direction of your League!
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 December 11, Monday preferably before 10am.
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Michael Sharp leads the Redistricting efforts at Research & Polling, and has experience in over 50 projects throughout New Mexico, as well as teaching redistricting classes. He will provide background and information and will revisit the 2011-12 New Mexico redistricting.
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.
Download the January 2018 Voter. It's ten pages of important news and information! 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.
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the "Voter Online" page.
La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Winter 2018 issue (PDF), just in time for the 30-day Legislative Session. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!