The League of Women Voters of New Mexico was established in 1949. At the first LWVNM convention in 1950 the agenda adopted by the delegates was an examination and evaluation of the functions and services of state government. Since that time the state League has been involved in many issues and activities.
Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all citizens of the United States, men and women, who are 18 years or older. Any individual may be an associate member of the League.
The work of the League is supported by the dues and gifts of the members and by public-spirited men and women who consider contributions contributions to the League an investment in their community. League funds are spent only for League work. Work is done by volunteers. No salaries are paid to League officers -- national, state, or local.
Control of the League is in the hands of the local members. They raise the money and decide how it shall be spent. Their work is guided by the principles of the League of Women Voters, the bylaws of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico, and by national, state and local positions adopted after study of the issues.