Advocacy Workshop Scheduled for December 11
Everyone is invited to our 2022 Advocacy Workshop, a Zoom webinar to be held December 11 from 10 am to noon.
Prepare for the 2022 legislative session. Learn tips from legislators and an experienced lobbyist about how to interact with legislators, speak at hearings, and advocate for your cause.
For details and a registration link, see: 2022 Advocacy Workshop.
Citizen Redistricting Committee
The Citizen Redistricting Committee (CRC) has released their recommended maps, which now go to the state legislature for a vote. For all the latest updates go to the Fair Districts for New Mexico website.
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.
Documents from the webinar:
- Summary: New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee - Created by SB304 (also available as a Word file)
- Citizens Redistricting Committee: Comparison to Commissions in Other States
- Slides from the April 29th Webinar
- Redistricting Commissions for Congressional and Legislative Plans
- Redistricting Principles
- Evaluating Redistricting Maps: an example from Minnesota
Another excellent recent article on redistricting is
Is Gerrymandering About to Become More Difficult?.
LWVNM has four local Leagues:
You can join your local League (click on the links above), or
join LWVNM as a Member at Large.
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 continues to monitor the
legislature and advocate for bills on issues we've studied.
Latest La Palabra
The Fall 2021 La Palabra (PDF, 2.6 Mb) newsletter is out.
Goldfarb farewell; Addressing NM Climate Change; NM Listens Project; Dispatch from a Millenial; Action Comm Report; Program Report; Tribal Law Study; Spent Nuclear Fuels 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.
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.