To see the bills we're supporting or opposing during New Mexico's 2017 legislative session, see our Legislative Tracking Page.
The video for the League's Annual Workshop: "*Effective Citizen Advocacy at the Legislature", held Saturday, December 10, is now online. Speakers include Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe, District 25), Representative Jimmie Hall (R-Bernalillo, District 28), and Minda McGonagle of McGonagle Public Relations Consulting Duo, LLC.
For more background on citizen advocacy, see our Action page.
The Winter 2017 La Palabra (PDF, 1.6 MB) is out.
Highlights: League Day at the Legislature & Legislative Reception; Women's History Month Celebration; New Mexico: a Role Model for the Country; New Charter School Regulation Position; Advocacy Workshop Recap; Information on the Biennial Convention in May.
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For issues of La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.
Want to connect with your legislator? Use Find My Legislator on the New Mexico Legislator website.
Want to reach NM’s Congressional delegation? The Congressional toll-free number is 1-866-727-4894 . Just ask for your representative or senator. Please remember that you are speaking as an individual and not for the League.
In order to register to vote in New Mexico, you must be a U.S. citizen with a social security number and be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election, with two exceptions:
Registration is open until 28 days before an election. You can register online at the NM Secretary of State's website, sos.state.nm.us with your social security number and your NM driver's license or non-driver's license ID. You can also register to vote at your local County Clerk's office and at the many other locations listed on http://www.sos.state.nm.us
For more information, visit the Secretary of State's NM Voter Information page.
To confirm your registration, find out your precinct, district, and other voting information, visit Voter View.
For other information on the 2016 election, visit our Election Information page.
The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League never endorses or opposes candidates or parties. We advocate for policies based on our positions on issues.
At the same time, the League takes policy positions after thorough study, and works to influence policy through education and advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members across the country.
Membership is open to all residents of the United States, both women and men, who are 16 years or older. In New Mexico, there are four local leagues. All local members are automatically members of LWVNM as well as the national League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS). New Mexicans who do not live near any of the existing local leagues may join LWVNM as a member at large.