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The 2023 Legislative Session

The legislative session runs from Jan 17 to March 18. See the Bills we're tracking in 2023. For more details, see the Action page.

Watch: Effective Advocacy at the Legislature

Hannah Burling, President of the League of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico stated “For over 15 years the League has been proud to present this forum that prepares the public to be effective advocates at the legislature.” Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10 a.m. to noon.

Learn tips from legislators and an experienced lobbyist about how to interact with legislators, speak at hearings, and advocate for your cause. This is training about the legislative process, not about specific issues. Special Focus on the Budget and Taxes

Senator Mark Moores (R-Albuquerque) – Member of Senate Rules & Judiciary; Representative Kristina Ortez (D-Taos) – Member House Government, Elections & & Indian Affairs and House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources; and Linda Siegle - president of a consulting company focused on lobbying the legislature for non-profit agencies.

Documents from the Advocacy Workshop.

Call to Convention

The LWVNM Convention will be held in Los Alamos on April 29 and 30. There will be a reception on the evening of April 28. Please reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express, 60 Entrada Dr. if you plan to stay overnight in Los Alamos. To reserve a room at a nightly rate of $119+tax/double room, call the hotel directly at 505-661-2646 and refer to the League of Women Voters. Reservations must be made by March 29, 2023 to get the special rate.

For more details about the convention, see the next La Palabra.

A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System

A useful article from NM Voices for Children: A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System.

Learn how the state collects money, and why it matters.

New Mexico Listens video

Strengthening democracy through community conversations.

Glimpse some of the recent programs LWVNM offered with support from the NM Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information and to suggest future programs, please contact projects at

Video: Independent Redistricting Commission

A 90 Second Video to Promote an Independent Redistricting Commission for New Mexico.

LWV Los Alamos LWV Santa Fe County LWV Central New Mexico LWV Southern New Mexico

Join us!

LWVNM has four local Leagues:

You can join your local League (click on the links above), or join LWVNM as a Member at Large.

Dinner at League Day 2018

Current Activities

The LWVNM Legislative Prep presentation will be on Thursday, Jan 12, 2023, and is open to everybody.

The 2023 Legislative Reception and League Day will be Feb 15-16, 2023. For an idea what we'll offer, see 2022 League Day and Legislative Reception.

The League is leading the Fair Districts for New Mexico Project, promoting fair and transparent redistricting for New Mexico. Please visit the Fair Districts web site for updates. Or watch the 90 Second Video to Promote an Independent Redistricting Commission.

Our Action Committee monitors the legislature every year and advocates for bills on issues we've studied.

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Latest La Palabra

The Winter 2023 La Palabra (PDF, 1.2Mb) newsletter is out.

President’s Report; Advocacy Workshop; Action and Redistricting Reports; First Call to Convention 2023; Observer Experience at COP27; 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

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

June 24, 2022 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.

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, 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]

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.