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What we do

The League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local, state and national government and strengthen our communities through citizen education and action.

The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan; it never supports or opposes candidates or political parties. The League does take action on issues of importance to its members and the community, after studying them in depth.

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Latest La Palabra

The Spring 2017 La Palabra (PDF, 1.9 MB) newsletter is out.

Highlights: Information on the upcoming LWVNM State Convention; Proposed Bylaws amendments, position changes and new studies; Summary of the 2017 Legislative Session; Reproductive Rights at the Legislature; Profile of Janet Blair, our new Communications and Outreach Director; Current and proposed budgets through 2019; Nominating committee report.

Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

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


Recent LWVNM News

LWVNM Position on the 2017 Special Session

May 23, 2017: LWVNM urges the Legislature and the Governor to agree on a budget that fully funds essential government services. In order to do that they must enact sensible measures that draw revenue from those who can best afford it. We oppose cuts to essential services.

New Mexico leaders made the mistake of rushing through legislation in the recent past and it has been a factor in our present budget crisis. In the closing hours of the 2013 session Republican Governor Martinez and Democratic House Speaker Kenny Martinez made a deal behind closed doors. That deal contributed to the present budget shortfall. The state should not repeat that mistake.

Full release: LWVNM Position on the 2017 Special Session.

State League Convention May 20-21

We had a very productive convention May 20-21. Stay tuned for more details of what we talked about.

2017 Legislative Session

March 2017: This year's legislative session is now over. Our final 2017 Legislative Tracking Sheet lists bills we were tracking during the 2017 session.

Statement on Immigration and Deportation

January 31, 2017 statement from the LWVUS:

The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. The League of Women Voters supports cities, towns, counties, and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants.

Annual Citizen Advocacy Workshop Video Online

The video for the League's Annual Workshop: "*Effective Citizen Advocacy at the Legislature", held Saturday, December 10, 2017, is 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.

LWVNM wins 2016 Common Cause NM "Best in Government"

November, 2016: LWVNM wins 2016 Common Cause NM "Best in Government" recognition for our efforts to improve democracy. Common Cause NM is our closest partner in advocating for ethics and campaign finance reform, reducing the influence of money in politics, fair redistricting practices, and improvements in elections. We're honored and look forward to even closer collaboration in the 2017 session!

League State Board approves Charter School Regulation Position

November 12, 2016: The new Charter School Regulation position is the result of an intensive two-year study and consensus meetings around the state. This position will be used for advocacy during the 2017 Legislative Session and will be a component of the existing LWVNM Education position when ratified at Convention, May 20-21, in Santa Fe.

For older news items, see the LWVNM News Archive.

How to Contact Your Legislator

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.

Are you registered to vote?

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.


About the League of Women Voters

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. We never endorse or oppose candidates or parties, only positions on issues we've studied.

Membership is open to all residents of the United States, both women and men, who are 16 years or older.

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