Members will receive a Constant Contact with more details

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

8 am to 2 pm: Three informational tables in the West Hall of History – State Capitol

5:30 to 7:30 pm: Legislative Reception – Rio Chama Steakhouse
Speaker: NM Attorney General Raul Torrez

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Program at New Mexico State Land Office
310 Old Santa Fe Trail
Just down the street from the Roundhouse

10 -10:30: Explanation of packet contents, answer questions from League members

10:30– 11:15: Joint Resolution for an Independent Redistricting Commission - Heather Balas, VP for Programs - Elections Reformers Network
A fifth-generation New Mexican, Heather W. Balas brings over 25 years of experience in public policy, including policy research, citizen deliberation, legislative advocacy, voter education, and coalition-building. She was previously the President and Executive Director of New Mexico First and good government program officer for Thornburg Foundation. Heather is a Board member of the LWVNM.

11:15 – 12:00: Taxes and Funding for Essential Services – Paige Knight, Deputy Policy Director New Mexico Voices for Children Paige joined NM Voices in 2018 and focuses on tax, fiscal policy, and environmental issues. She was promoted to Deputy Policy Director in 2023. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to Albuquerque in early 2017. Prior to that she worked with youth and families at a variety of nonprofits. In New Mexico, she worked with DreamSpring (formerly Accion) and interned with the Legislative Finance Committee. Her experience with nonprofit and governmental organizations further developed her interest in public policy issues, particularly those surrounding family economic well-being. She received her BA in Economics from Luther College in Iowa and her Master’s in Public Policy from UNM.

12 - 1 pm - Lunch on your own