last revised 11.21.2014
Would you like to give Congress a piece of your mind? How about the New Mexico Legislature?
Learn how to communicate most effectively with your elected officials by attending the League of Women Voters' Lobbying Workshop! The Santa Fe League (LWV Santa Fe County) is hosting this year's workshop:
Saturday, December 13
10am - noon
New Mexico State Capitol, Room 322
The trainers/speakers will include:
For more information, call the League office at 505-844-8441, or email action at lwvnm dot org.
Common Cause New Mexico and the Foundation for Open Government have launched a campaign to illustrate the broad public support for policies that will address the harmful impact of money in politics and increase transparency. These are both major priorities of the League of Women Voters and we urge you to sign the pledge at:
Take the Pledge!
The Congressional switchboard number is 1-866-727-4894. All you need to do is call toll free and ask for your Congressman or Senator.
The Fall 2014 issue of the League's quarterly newsletter, La Palabra, has been posted on the website. It's a big one: 16 pages. Included are "save the date" notices for the December 13 Lobbying Workshop, and League Day at the Legislature. There are reports about the series of three Candidate Forums for statewide offices arranged by the State League, Transparency in Government, Independent Redistricting in Santa Fe, PNM's coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, Options for increasing high school graduation rates, the Affordable Care Act in New Mexico, and also -- calls for volunteers to replace the old webmaster. And maybe even the old website...
For issues of La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, 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 of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political - working 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 citizens of the United States, both women and men, who are 18 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.