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 nmlegis.gov.

How to use the Legislative website (Word doc: NMlegWeb20final.doc)

Want to contact your legislators? Contact info:    Senate    House

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 on our Action page.

Webinar: Policing Reform Bills in 2021 Legislature

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 4-5 pm

Register in advance for this webinar.

Current Activities

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.

Our 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 Programs page.

Under the Education Committee, 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 approved additions.

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Latest La Palabra

The Winter 2021 La Palabra (PDF, 3.5 Mb) newsletter is out.

League Day at the Legislature; Redistricting Reform; 2020 General Election Report; Vote411; Ethics Coalition Report; Call to Convention; Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Update; Observer Corps; Local League News.

Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

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

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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 change.

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. Main link: https://districtr.org/. 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.