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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.

Action Alert

HB51 - Decriminalize Abortion

Call your Senator!

The opposition to HB51 is distributing a "hit list" of Senators and filing negative legislation. We will have to work hard to get this through the Senate. The opposition is also flooding Governor Lujan Grisham's phone lines.

Take action now!

1. Call your Senator at 505-986-4300 (central Roundhouse number). Ask the senator to SUPPORT this bill.

2.Ask your friends who live in other Senate Districts not covered by the League to call their senators.

2019 Session: League Priorities and Fact Sheets

The 2019 Legislative Session is underway!

Read our state League priorities and fact sheets for the 2019 session on the Action page. Or follow the list of bills we're supporting and opposing on our Legislative Tracking Sheet.

League Days at the Legislature, February 6 and 7 2019

Members and legislators only: Legislative reception, Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, at Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will speak on voting rights priorities for the session.

Then on February 6, everyone is welcome to join us for League Day at the Legislature, Thursday, February 7, 10:00 - noon, at the State Land Office, Morgan Hall, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, across from Garrett's Desert Inn.

Rooms are available at Garrett's Desert Inn for $79 plus tax (free parking). 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Call (505) 982-1851.

More information: League Days at the Legislature 2019.

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Latest La Palabra

The Winter 2019 La Palabra (PDF, 988 KB) newsletter is out.

Highlights: Journalism Under Fire; Advocacy Workshop; Call to Convention; Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Study Committe Progress; Report on CAVU film; Upcoming League Days at the Legislature; 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

Legislature to Consider Iowa Redistricting Plan supported by the NM League of Women Voters

February 1, 2019:

Senators Mark Moores (R-Bernalillo) and Bill Tallman (D-Bernalillo) have filed Senate Bill 416, the Redistricting Act, on behalf of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico. The bill defines the process for redistricting after the 2020 census.

It is time for the policymakers in to step up and pass SB416. The Redistricting Act will enable constituents to choose their legislators instead of continuing to let the legislators choose their constituents

More details: Redistricting Bill Filed.

LWVNM Urges Governor to establish a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census

September 4, 2018:

An accurate Census count is of critical importance to New Mexico, as the results are the basis for the $6.1 billion coming into the state each year for health care, education, transportation and more in New Mexico. The state uses the census data to plan roads, public safety, elections and its own apportionment of legislative districts.

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico asks Governor Martinez to immediately sign an executive order to establish a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.

Read the full letter: LWVNM Urges Governor to establish a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.

For older news items, see the LWVNM News Archive.

How to Contact Your Legislator

Want to connect with your legislator? Use Find My Legislator on the New Mexico Legislator website.

Or download the PDF mailing lists: the Senate Mailing List and the House Mailing List.

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.