MEMBERSHIP DUES TIME PERIOD
Annual dues for those who wish to join or renew their membership to the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico can submit payments beginning April 1. The LWV fiscal year runs from May 1 through April 30 of each year. If you support the mission and goals of the League, and you find the newsletter and our programs useful and interesting, please Click Here to complete a membership form and remit your membership dues.
LEAGUE MEMBERS PLAN FOR 2023 and 2024
One of the most important times of the year for the LWVSNM is the annual Program Planning Meeting. It allows the League’s members to reflect on what progress has been made, and what reviews and studies should be conducted over the next two years. Many League members attended the January meeting to discuss what direction the 100-plus member organization will take in 2023 and 2024. After a thorough discussion, it was agreed that the existing Program (goals) of affordable housing, education, and Branigan Memorial Library will continue. Other topics that will be recommended to the membership include gun safety/violence prevention, sustainability/climate change, modernization of the NM Legislature, independent redistricting, and others. The suggestions will be voted on during the League’s annual Business Meeting in April 2023. Visit our Program & Position page for additional information.
THE LEAGUE’S WHO’S WHO DIRECTORY IS UPDATED
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico publishes a Who’s Who pamphlet of federal, state, and locally elected officials. Click here to get contact information about our elected officials. A printed copy is also available. Email the League to request a copy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU FOR VOTING!
CLICK HERE to see a video about the City’s GO Bond for attainable housing which was passed by a considerable margin on Nov. 8, 2022. There will now be $6 million dollars to build additional rental properties and other housing for the mid-to-low-income in Las Cruces. According to the Secretary of State, there were approximately 709,828 people in New Mexico who voted – about 52% of those who are registered. In Doña Ana County, about 57,815 voters went to the polls – approximately 43.3% of those who were registered. Click here to see other statewide election results.
GET REGISTERED TO VOTE ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR
If you are not registered to vote, there is no time like the present to do so. You can register any time during the year, regardless of when a future election will be held. Click on this website which will get you started on getting registered, as long as you live in one of New Mexico’s counties and you’re 18 years of age. The VOTE411.org is a great location to get updated information about the candidates, races, and dates of early voting, absentee voting, and more.
OpEd BY LWSVNM: THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) needs to be added to the U.S. Constitution now. Suffragist Alice Paul wrote the amendment in 1923 and got it introduced in Congress. She and others worked behind the scenes to get the amendment reintroduced through the 1940s and 1950s.