League Day at the Legislature
Wednesday, Jan 24:
8 am to 2 pm: Three informational tables in the West Hall of History – State Capitol
5:30 to 7:30 pm: Legislative Reception – Rio Chama Steakhouse (members and invited guests only)
Thursday, January 25:
League Day Program at New Mexico State Land Office.
For more details on both these programs, see the
2024 League Day page.
Watch: Representative Christine Chandler on Upcoming Gun Legislation
Tuesday, December 5: Representative Christine Chandler discussed the challenges of gun safety legislation, in light of recent court decisions and existing state law, and described what sorts of bills might be coming up in the 2024 legislative session.
Strengthening Democracy Town Hall: Redistricting
Learn about the state of and future possibilities for redistricting here in New Mexico. This session was led by NMOE Board Member and Fair Districts New Mexico Project Coordinator, Kathleen Burke, and joined by Representative Natalie Figueroa, Professor and Journalist Gwyneth Doland, and Redistricting Advocate Mary Henrie Smith.
Charles Sallee explains New Mexico's Reserve and Revolving Funds
Nov 29: Over the last 3 years the New Mexico Legislature has endowed existing reserve funds and built a number of new reserve funds. These will help alleviate the historical fluctuations in revenues caused by volatile oil and gas prices.
Charles Sallee, Director of the Legislative Finance Committee, explained the state's reserve and revolving funds.
Download the slides from the presentation: Budget_Overview_and_Fiscal_Update_11-29-23.pdf.
Election Integrity Videos
In advance of the 2023 local elections in New Mexico, county clerks throughout the state created public service announcements to inform New Mexico voters about the integrity of our elections.
Election officials manage our elections conscientiously according to rules and regulations. They know what it takes to maintain integrity to keep our elections safe. Below are messages from election officials from eleven county clerks’ offices as well as the office of the New Mexico Secretary of State.
Watch the 15- and 30-second videos here:
New Mexico County Clerks Election Integrity PSAs.
The Legislative Process and the Role of the Legislative Council Service
Raul Burciaga, Esq., Director of the Legislative Council Service, explained how the how legislation is developed and how it moves through the New Mexico Legislature.
Slides from the Oct 12 presentation, with plenty of useful links: The Legislative Process PowerPoint deck.
The New Mexico Legislative Council appointed Raul Burciaga as Director of the Legislative Council Service (LCS) in 2010. He has primary responsibility for the administration of the LCS, the nonpartisan bill drafting, and the legal research agency of the New Mexico Legislature. Raul joined LCS in 2000 and between 2004 and 2010 was Assistant Director for bill drafting services.
Raul is a member of the New Mexico Compilation Commission, which oversees the compilation and publishing of New Mexico laws. He is also a member of the national Uniform Law Commission, which recommends uniform laws for states to consider enacting.
Watch: Legislative Interim Committees: What are they and why they are important?
A Zoom video from June 21, 2023.
League experts discuss the The New Mexico Legislature's interim committees and how to follow them.
A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System
A useful article from NM Voices for Children: A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System.
Learn how the state collects money, and why it matters.
New Mexico Listens video
Strengthening democracy through community conversations.
Glimpse some of the recent programs LWVNM offered with support from the NM Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information and to suggest future programs, please contact projects at lwvnm.org.
LWVNM has four local Leagues:
You can join your local League (click on the links above), or
join LWVNM as a Member at Large.
We're gearing up for the 2024 state Legislative Session. See the Action page for more details on how we advocate on bills.
The League is leading the
Fair Districts for New Mexico
Project, promoting fair and transparent redistricting for New Mexico.
Please visit the
Fair Districts web site for updates.
Or watch the
Second Video to Promote an Independent Redistricting Commission.
Latest La Palabra
The Winter 2024 La Palabra (PDF, 716b) newsletter is out.
Co-Presidents’ Report; Nuclear Issues Update; Action Calendar; Voter Services Report; Legislative Moderization; Local League News.
Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!
For issues of La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.
How to Contact Your Legislator
Want to connect with your legislator? See our page on Contact Info for New Mexico Legislators.
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.