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LWVUS statement on Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Decision

LWVUS statement: Supreme Court Strips Americans of Constitutional Right to Abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Decision

“Today’s ruling strips women and those who may become pregnant of their bodily autonomy and will have devastating — and immediate — consequences across the country. While the Court’s opinion was expected, its harm is extreme and real. When women and those who can become pregnant can no longer make reproductive decisions for their own bodies, they are no longer equal individuals in our democracy. This harm will exacerbate societal inequalities and fall disproportionately on people of color and low-income communities already facing egregious obstacles to health care.%rdquo;

Read the full statement.

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During election season, we're actively preparing our voter guides (Vote411.org) and maintaining Voting Information for New Mexico.

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.

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Latest La Palabra

The Summer 2022 La Palabra (PDF, 3.7Mb) newsletter is out.

President’s Report; LWVNM Statement on Roe; News and Photos from the LWVUS Convention; Immigration Advocacy Update; Revising the LWVUS Policy on Nuke Issues; Climate Crisis Looming Larger; Redistricting Conversations; Modernizing the State Legislature; Ethics Commission Update; Tribal Law Study Update; NM Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Annual Report; 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

June 15th, 2022: 7pm Screening of Suppressed and Sabotaged

[Suppressed and Sabotaged movie]

June 15th: 7pm Screening of Suppressed and Sabotaged with a discussion afterwards.

Topic: Suppressed and Sabotaged
Time: Jun 15, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Voter Guide for the 2022 Primary

May 26, 2022:

Our online Voter Guide for the 2022 Primary is now online at Vote411.org, covering the entire state of New Mexico. Local Leagues will still prepare printed Voter Guides for their regions.

We the People: a State-Wide Conversation on Democracy & Elections

Sun, May 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MDT.

Dark money and some media are increasing political polarization. Listen to a diverse group of panelists discuss the issues.  Some politicians are falsely claiming voter fraud to justify restrictions that suppress voter turn-out. Poll-watchers are intimidating voters and election  workers. NM is a leader in safe and secure elections and a model nationally. What should Congress do to ensure fair and accessible elections and voter confidence?

More information

[We the People: Conversation on Democracy & Elections]

2022 Legislative Reception and League Day

February 2 and 3 were the Legislative Reception, and League Day. Details: 2022 League Day and Legislative Reception.

2022 Advocacy Workshop

The annual Advocacy Workshop was January 8. Watch the video: League Advocacy Workshop, January 2022. See more details and documents from the workshop: 2022 Advocacy Workshop.

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Video on Citizen Redistricting Committee

April 29, 2021:
In a webinar on redistricting, Justice Chavez gave a brief summary of the Citizen Redistricting Committee created by SB304. Peter Wattson discussed other states with similar redistricting models, and gave advice on what we can do to prepare even before the CRC starts.

Watch the video.

Documents from the webinar:

Another excellent recent article on redistricting is Politico Magazine: Is Gerrymandering About to Become More Difficult?.

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.