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.
Membership is open to all residents of
the United States, both women and men, who are 16 years or older.
Find out more. 2021 Legislative Session Calendar
March 20 Session ends (noon)
April 9 Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed June 18 Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date
New Mexico Legislature Website
The Legislative website is
How to use the Legislative website (Word doc: NMlegWeb20final.doc)
Want to contact your legislators?
Or see our
Contact Your Legislator page.
How the session will operate given the pandemic
The session will be totally virtual for the public.
For procedures on how to make public comment, see:
Making Public Comments at Virtual Meetings.
Tips for effective testifying (Word doc: LWVNMtips20a.doc)
Anything here may change, so check back regularly.
LWVNM positions and information on key legislation
Bills the LWVNM is tracking.
LWVNM positions on issues.
Find out more about how to follow the legislature and take action
Webinar: Policing Reform Bills in 2021 Legislature
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 4-5 pm
in advance for this webinar.
The League is leading the
Fair Districts for New Mexico
Project, promoting fair and transparent redistricting for New Mexico
following the 2020 census. Please visit the
Fair Districts web site for updates.
Action Committee is gearing up for the
2021 legislative session: watch this space for more information
about how you can get involved or just keep informed.
For more ongoing activities, see our
please see the Study Guide for the Education Update Consensus Meetings held by
the local Leagues in February and the current Education Position with Board
(PDF, 3.5 Mb) newsletter is out.
League Day at the Legislature;
2020 General Election Report;
Ethics Coalition Report;
Call to Convention;
Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Update;
Local League News.
Keep up to date by reading
For issues of
La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.
Recent LWVNM News
Video: Amber Wallin on Taxes and Funding for Essential Services
Amber Wallin of New Mexico Voices for Children spoke to the League about
Revenue & Tax Policy for 2021.
Video: Redistricting in New Mexico: A Troubled History & Opportunities for Change
Writer and reporter Gwyneth Doland, of New Mexico In Depth, speaks about the
historical aspects of redistricting in New Mexico, how they impact
redistricting today, and what we might expect in redistricting 2021. Doland is
the author of
Redistricting NM 2021; A troubled history and opportunities for
View the video of our
webinar on Redistricting in New Mexico.
Want to do your own redistricting for New Mexico?
Check out an open source program developed by the MGGG Lab atTufts University.
Advocates in New Mexico have tried this and have been impressed.
Or go straight to the link for New Mexico.
Read about details
of the software (PDF).
For older news items,
see the LWVNM News Archive.
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.