Local Leagues in New Mexico


La Palabra: The Newsletter of the LWV NM

You can read the League's quarterly newsletter, La Palabra online! The newsletter files are in PDF format, which you can open in your browser, or download, as described below.

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2014

Fall 2014 (PDF, 733 KB) This issue has additional election information, the importance of transparency in government, a report on the Santa Fe League's success in establishing an independent redistricting commission for the city of Santa Fe, updates on PNM's San Juan Generating Station, how to increase high school graduation rates, progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act, and more.

Summer 2014 (PDF, 702 KB) The League prepares for the primary season and fall general election. Check out the articles on candidate forums and Voters' Guides. There are reports on PNM's San Juan Generating Station, progress on the Mental Health Services study, the Santa Fe League's success in getting campaign finance disclosure in school board elections, as well as reports from the local Leagues, and more.

Spring 2014 (PDF, 325 KB) This is the pre-Council issue, and includes articles on Implementing the Affordable Care Act, Educational Reform, Common Core standards, updates on important League program activities (natural resources, mental healthcare in New Mexico, marriage equality, and reproductive rights), reports from the five League presidents, and more.

Winter 2014 (PDF, 355KB). All the details you need for League Day at the Legislature (Jan 28); articles on Education Reform, "Common Core" Standards, Implementing the Affordable Care Act; updates on League program activities for natural resources, the Mental Health Care study, Marriage equality, and reproductive rights in Albuquerque; and reports from the State and local Presidents, and MORE!

2013

Fall 2013 (PDF, 300KB). The latest on the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare") implementation in New Mexico, status reports from the Action and Natural Resources committees, accounts of the public hearing on the Behavioral Health provider replacement in Las Cruces and the PRC hearing on Renewable Energy requirements for electric utilities, an update on the Coalition for Choice and Respect ABQ Women, "save the date" announcements for the Dec 7 Lobbying Workshop and Jan 28 League Day at the Legislature, and MORE.

Summer 2013 (PDF, 240KB). Report from Convention. This spring's State Convention in Las Cruces resulted in many changes to positions, bylaws, officers, and several new studies. Find it all out in the Summer La Palabra!

Spring 2013 (PDF, 1400 KB). Convention Issue. Reports from Officers, League Presidents, Committee Chairs, and Study Committees. Information on Convention and registration form. Slate of nominees for 2013-15 Board. Proposed 2013-15 Budget. Proposed changes to Program, Positions, and Bylaws.

Winter 2013 (PDF, 320 KB). League Day at the Legislature, the Alcohol Study report, the San Juan Generating Station, Calendar for 2013, Redistricting Reform, the first Call to Convention (Las Cruces!) and an update from former President Katherine Campbell, now living in Massachusetts.

2012

Fall 2012 (PDF, 208 KB). New PRC position, health insurance exchanges, voter activities, and more.

Summer 2012 (PDF, 572 KB). Reports from LWVNM Council, discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, report from LWV US Convention, and more.

Spring 2012 (PDF, 376 KB). Call to Council issue, with the year's reports from Committees and Local League presidents; Budget for 2012-3, and a farewell message from LWVUS Liaison Peggy Hill

Winter 2012 (PDF, 704 KB). League Day at the Legislature, Salute to New Mexico, Congressional Redistricting, and More!

2011

Fall 2011 (PDF, KB). Voter photo ID, voter fraud, and protecting voter participation. League Day. Salute to New Mexico 2012. State-wide redistricting. Update on Land Use. NM Health policy: changes, progress.

Summer 2011 (PDF, 644 KB). Report from State Convention, Annual Meeting, LWV US Council, and state-wide redistricting. A new leadership structure. Three new State Studies. A discussion of why League opposes term limits. Photos galore - and in color.

Spring 2011 (PDF, 1.4 MB). The Convention issue. Check here for information about Convention, how to register, what's on the agenda, and supplementary documentation. There are reports from the Board and Committees, photos, graphs, proposals for state studies, and nominees for the next Board. Visiting Los Alamos? Check La Palabra for things to see and where to go!

Winter 2011 (PDF, 280 KB). League Day at the Legislature, First Call to State Convention, Working with Others, Climate Change Update, Outstanding National Resource Waters, Redistricting, and More!

2010

Fall 2010 (PDF, 161 KB). Announcing the Dec 4th Lobbying Workshop in Santa Fe, and detailing League's lobbying work: creating a NM Health Care Exchange, the Government Restructuring Task Force, Carbon Cap & Trade testimony before the Environmental Improvement Board, and Outstanding Natural Resource Waters. And that isn't all.

Summer 2010 (PDF, 584KB). Celebrating the 90th anniversary of League, reports on LWV US Convention in Atlanta and LWV NM Council in Santa Fe, lobbying issues coming up in the 2011 session and more

Spring 2010 (PDF, 1.1MB). Call to Council issue, with budgets, reports, new positions, and registration form.

Winter 2010 (PDF, 876KB). Contains information and lobbying priorities for the 2010 League Day, information about the 90th Birthday Celebration, and more

2009

Fall 2009 (PDF, 492KB). Contains Consensus Questions for the November state-wide Consensus on Water

Summer 2009 (PDF, 232KB).

Spring 2009 (PDF, 180KB).

Winter 2009 (PDF, 134KB). Contains information and lobbying priorities for the 2009 League Day.

2008

Fall 2008 (PDF, 180KB). Contains Consensus Questions for the November state-wide Consensus on Redistricting

Summer 2008.

Spring 2008.

Winter 2008 - mistakenly titled "Winter 2007". Call to LWVNM Council, May 17, 2008, in Los Alamos.
Please bring a copy of La Palabra to Council. Registration form included in the newsletter.

2007

Fall 2007.

Summer 2007.

Spring 2007. Call to LWVNM Convention, May 18-20, 2007, in Las Cruces.
Please bring a copy of La Palabra to Convention. Registration form included in the newsletter or here.

Winter 2007.

2006

The Fall 2006 includes the LWVGLC study report on Immigration Issues and a fundraising letter addressed to members.

Summer 2006.

Spring 2006. Call to LWVNM Council, May 13, 2006, in Santa Fe.

Winter 2006.

2005

Fall 2005.

Summer 2005.