Women finally gained the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. But, earlier than that, in the 1840’s, a group of women gathered AT A CONVENTION to discuss women’s rights. Together, they resolved a woman should be able to keep and control funds she raised, and she should also be able to divorce an abusive husband. This was at a time when married women had no right to property or even their own wages. But, the most controversial demand made at that convention was Women Should Have the Right to Vote. NOT EVERYONE agreed.
2020 Legislative Session
The 2020 legislative session runs from January 21 to February 20. This is a 30
calendar day session and they can only consider legislation that is directly
related to the budget, plus issues that are included in a message by the
Governor to the Legislature. Memorials and joint resolutions
can also be considered.
The League is leading the Fair Districts for New Mexico Project. The goal
is to promote fair and transparent redistricting for New Mexico following the
2020 census. Please visit the
Fair Districts web site for updates.
The 2020 Census is also of critical importance to New Mexico.
We'll be working to get every New Mexican counted.
Read about it on our 2020 Census page.
League Days and 100th Anniversary Celebration;
Reception and celebration;
League Day accommodations;
Advocacy workshop summary;
League legislative priorities;
Judicial selection study;
Program, proposed positions;
Spent nuclear fuel advocacy group report;
Local League News.
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.