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!
It's over! The results of the runoff election Nov 14 are posted here.
The Luncheon/General meeting on December is about Immigration: Protecting Young People who were Brought into the US Illegally as Children. The speakers will be Jennie Lusk, of the Consumer and Family Advocacy Services Division of the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. New Mexico is one of 15 states plus DC that are suing the US Government for violating the E ual Protection clause of the Constitution by discriminating against "Dreamers" of Mexican origin. There are nearly 7,000 people in New Mexico that fall into this category who are DACA grantees, and about 800,000 in the US. For more details, see the December Voter. Make your reservations for the luncheon by Monday, December 11.
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 is just the one Luncheon Meeting in December. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend! Details below...
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
The topic is "Immigration: protecting the 'dreamers'", with speaker Jennie Lusk, NM Attorney General's Consumer and Family Advocacy Services division. Much more detail is included in the December Voter. Make a reservation to attend the luncheon by December 11 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 December 11, 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 December 2017 Voter is online! Contents 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!
You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.