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Local Leagues in New Mexico


Legislative Reception (for legislators and League members)

Wednesday, February 6, 5:30-7:30 PM
Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver – Voting Rights in the 2019 session

First elected in 2016, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver is focused on expanding voter access and voting rights, increasing financial disclosure and campaign finance reporting, modernizing the online campaign finance system, and advocating for good government and stronger ethics legislation. Secretary Toulouse Oliver served as Bernalillo County Clerk from 2007 to 2016.

League Day, Thursday, February 7 (open to non-members)

Committee Hearings at the Roundhouse starting at 8:00 AM.

Packets of materials will be available at the reception Wednesday evening and at the League table in the East Hall of the Roundhouse on Thursday. Each local League will appoint at least one contact person who will facilitate visits with their legislators. We want to show everyone how to navigate the Roundhouse and make your voice heard at the Legislature.

Education on League Issues - 10:00 AM to Noon

Morgan Hall, New Mexico Land Office, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail

Enabling Legislation for the State Ethics Commission – Former Representative Jim Dines

Dines was the sponsor of HJR8 in 2017, which put creation of a state ethics commission on the ballot in 2018. That ballot question passed with over 75% of the vote. He was also on the working group to craft the enabling legislation. He was a founding member of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Taxes and Funding for Essential Services - Amber Wallin, Deputy Director, New Mexico Voices for Children

Amber Wallin oversees New Mexico Voices for Children’s research and policy work. She also manages the KIDS COUNT program and does policy research on education, tax and budget, hunger, and economic issues. She joined NM Voices in 2012 as a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Fellow, after which she was a Research and Policy Analyst and later KIDS COUNT Director. Wallin worked at New Mexico State University and the budget department at the city of Las Cruces prior to joining the Voices team.

Special Room Rate

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.