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Renew Your Membership

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The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico’s membership year begins October 1, although you can join at any time. Because of LWVCNM’s 501(c)(3) status, your dues are now tax deductible. To renew or join for the first time, click here.

Officers, Directors & Committee Chairs

Co-Presidents Leah Ingram & Karen Wentworth
1st Vice President Peggy Howell
2nd Vice President Andrea Targhetta
3rd Vice President Trish Lopez
4th Vice President – Fundraising George Richmond
Treasurer Jan Strand
Secretary Carol Tucker Trelease
Membership Donna Rigano
Director – Public Relations Brenda McKenna
Director Ashley Benning
Director – At Large Susan Blasco
Director – Voter Services OPEN
Director – At Large Mary Wilson
Technology Cheryl Haaker
Newletter/Admin Coordinator Margaret Guinn Magee
Who’s Who Editor Margaret Krahenbuhl
Nominating Committee Yolanda Garcia, Mary Mulvaney, Pam Harris, Jan Bray, Brenda McKenna


The Bylaws of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico, Inc. are established by vote of the membership. Amendments may be introduced at least one month prior to the Annual Meeting, in writing, and require a vote of 2/3 of the voting members present to pass.

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The Voter, the Monthly Newsletter of LWVCNM

October 2018 Issue includes the co-presidents report, unit meetings, update on LWVCNM’s 501(c)(3) status, two book reviews: The assault on intelligence by Gen. Michael Hayden, and Facts and Fears by James Clapper – and more!
September 2018 Issue includes Luncheon meeting speaker Heather Ferguson of New Mexico Common Cause, NE Heights Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on election security, co-presidents report asking for volunteers to help with the Voter Guide and encouraging participation in the November General Election, obits for two long-time members, a book review of “Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy” – and more!
August 2018 Another big newsletter! The luncheon speaker is new US Attorney for NM, John Anderson on “Violent Crime in New Mexico”; who does what in LWVCNM – and how you can get involved, too; a book review of Dave Levitan’s Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science; invitation to Aug 26’s big Women’s Equality Day event in Tiguex Park; and a reminder of the Social Media 101 Workshop being held for the League by Teeniors.
July 2018 This is a significant issue, including a discussion of LWVCNM’s change to a completely 501(c)(3) organization, a book review of Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: a Warning, call for help and contributions towards the 2018 “Voter Guide”, a new location for the Luncheon Meeting (Embassy Suites): “APD Forward Update”, the quarterly unit at “The Neighborhood” in Rio Rancho (Sen. Dede Feldman), and more!
June 2018 Contents include the Luncheon Unit (a study of a nuclear spent fuel option), the NEW! Westside-Placitas-Corrales quarterly unit (Senator Dede Feldman), reminders for Calendar Planning June 9, the June 5 Fundraiser at the Nexus Brewpub, and the JoAnne Ramponi Society, plus a book review of The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World by Anne-Marie Slaughter.
May 2018 Contents include information about the Annual Meeting and speaker Synthia Jaramillo (Albuquerque Director of Economic Development), reminders of LWVNM State Council, Calendar Planning!, Redistricting, and the second installment of the book review of “Destined for War.”
April 2018 This is the big Annual Meeting issue. In addition to the usual calendar and book review, there is information you will want to review before the annual meeting: reports from officers and committee chairs, a proposed budget through 2020, nominations for officers and board members, bylaws, and a proposal to merge the LWV CNM operating fund into the education fund, resulting in a single 501(c)(3) entity.
March 2018 Contents include “Step inside the Albuquerque Journal Newsroom” with editor Karen Moses at the Luncheon Meeting, “Open Government in New Mexico” with reporter/FOG director Peter St Cyr at the NE Heights meeting, reminder of the April 8 Fundraiser, and more!
February 2018 Contents include “Investigative Journalism” at the Luncheon meeting, post-Legislature update, a League story, reminder of the Theatre Fundraiser, a book review of The Gatekeepers, and more!
January 2018 Ten pages! Luncheon brainstorming session on the future of our community and the League, unit meeting on Redistricting with Research & Polling VP, League Day at the Legislature and Legislative Reception, LWV US statement on DACA, a class on moderating/timekeeping Candidate Forums, rundown on LWV Santa Fe’s Lobbying Workshop, book review of A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System (T.R. Reid), 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Theatre Benefit Fund Raiser (A Streetcar Named Desire), and more.

La Palabra – the Quarterly Newsletter of LWV New Mexico

La Palabra comes out four times a year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Issues can be found (PDF) on the League of Women Voters of New Mexico website.

Affiliated Organizations

Greater Las Cruces
Santa Fe County
Los Alamos
LWV New Mexico
LWV United States