Local Leagues in New Mexico

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Latest La Palabra

The Fall 2015 issue (PDF, 700 KB) is out. Includes articles on: PNM-PRC-San Juan Generating Station; independant ethics commission; help wanted: Treasurer; Money in Politics (MIP) study; health policy; League Day/Legislative Reception. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

For issues of La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.

Are you registered to vote?

In 2015, New Mexico purged over 100,000 voters from the voter lists. To find out if you are registered in New Mexico and where to vote, check the Secretary of State's Registrant Search.

LWVNM News For all our recent news, see the LWVNM News page.

Call for a State Ethics Commission

The League calls upon Governor Martinez and NM House and Senate leaders to establish a State Ethics Commission. NM is one of 8 states without one. An Ethics Commission would oversee and enforce ethics rules, campaign finance, and lobbying laws. Commissioners should be independent, impartial, and free from conflicts of interest and vetted through a nomination process. The Commission needs to be as removed as possible from partisan politics. It would receive allegations and complaints and conduct investigations according to established detailed standards. If the allegations were proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the commission would determine disciplinary action.

Money in Politics Study

The LWVUS Campaign Finance Position will be updated through a study and consensus process. Please see the calendar at your closest local League's website (link at left) to find out the schedule for the information and consensus meetings. While the public is invited to both events, only members can weigh in on the consensus questions.

Major topics being considered:

The LWVUS MIP Committee has ready-to-use resources and strategies to help understand the current system of campaign finance regulation.

2015 Convention

Read about what happened at the 2015 LWVNM Convention in Albuquerque.

Action Page updated

The legislature in session

The Legislative Action page has the final tracking sheet of bills that League followed during the 2015 session. This list is downloadable and contains links to each of the bills on the Legislative website.

Other useful information on the Action page: notes and video from the December 2014 Lobbying Workshop, links to help you contact legislators, and MORE!

How to Contact Your Legislator

Want to connect with your legislator? We have Contact Info for all NM legislators.

Or you can call Congress directly. 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.

About the League of Women Voters

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.

Find out more about us and check our calendar for upcoming events.