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.

The 2021 Legislative Session and Special Session are Over!

The session was very productive. See the Action page for details on the bills and issues we were supporting.

Call to State Convention

The LWVNM state convention, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico, will take place April 24-25, 2021 via Zoom.

More details in the Spring 2021 La Palabra.

Register here:     Saturday     Sunday

In addition to registering for the two Zoom days, please also fill out the 2021 Convention Registration Form and email it to lwvsnm@gmail.com.

Registration for two separate days must be received by the deadline of April 15, 2012

There is no registration fee since the meeting is online. But you can choose to make a donation.

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 Spring 2021 La Palabra (PDF, 1.7 Mb) newsletter is out.

Call to State Convention; Program Items for Convention; Board Nominations; Proposed Budget; Action Committee report on the 2021 session; JEDI 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

Women's March a Big Success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnvwBuDkxA&t=654s

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.