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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 October 12 will feature Dr. Aroop Mangalik, discussing his work in oncology/hematology. He will also sign copies of his book Dealing with Doctors, Denial and Death. For more details, see the October Voter. Make your reservations for the luncheon by Monday, October 9.
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.
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There will be two unit meetings in October, the Luncheon Meeting featuring Dr Aroop Mangalik, and the October 23 NE Heights meeting with Dr. Leah Ingraham. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend! Details below...
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Dr. Aroop Mangalik will discuss his work in oncology/hematology and his latest book, Dealing with Doctors, Denial and Death: A Guide to Living Well with Serious Illness. Much more detail is included in the October Voter. Make a reservation to attend the luncheon 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 October 9, Monday preferably before 10am.
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Dr. Leah Ingraham will talk about bioethics and end of life issues, a subject she has taught at the University of Iowa Medical School. See also Dr. Ingraham's article in the October 2017 Voter
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 October 2017 Voter is online! Contents include: the 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.
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.