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!
Several cities, towns and villages in Sandoval County will be holding elections on March 6, for offices such as Mayor, Trustees, City Councilors, Municipal Judges, and various ballot issues. The League has prepared fact sheets on these elections - for all the details, please visit the Voter Information page.
Sarah Gustavus and Jeff Proctor, of the Society of Professional Journalists will speak on "Investigative Journalism" with New Mexico examples at the February 8 Luncheon Meeting. Gustavus is the producer of PBS's New Mexico In Focus. Proctor is an investigative reporter with New Mexico in Depth. For additional details, please see the February Voter.
Reservations are due by Monday February 5, 10am. Contact the office (884-8441) or send an email to "lunch at lwvcnm dot org" to reserve your place. The cost is $17 per member, $20 for non-members. Everyone is welcome; bring a friend!
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). If you prefer, you can also download the PDF in individual (thin) page form. The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c3) organization).
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 February. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend! Details below...
at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
"Investigative Journalism", with examples from New Mexico is the topic with veteran reporters Sarah Gustavson (New Mexico PBS) and Jeff Proctor (New Mexico In Depth).
Make a reservation to attend the luncheon by February 5.
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 February 5, Monday preferably before 10am.
at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Legislative Wrap up: a summary of League lobbying efforts and final results from the 2018 thirty day session.
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 February 2018 Voter. Contents include "Investigative Journalism" at the Luncheon meeting, post-Legislature update, a League story, reminder of the Theatre Fundraiser, a book review of The Gatekeepers, 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!