The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico, based in Las Cruces, NM, is a nonpartisan, political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. In 2019, the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico became a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization.  All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  In addition, in 2018, the League celebrated its 50th anniversary in Las Cruces!  LWVSNM members, women and men, also encourage the youth of our community to learn about, and engage in, the political process. Recently, we revised this website for the purpose of providing additional resources to residents and communicating important issues that impact our communities. Join us!


During 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment is being celebrated in Doña Ana County and throughout the nation.  Two events already took place when both the Council of the City of Las Cruces  and the Board of County Commissioners approved proclamations recognizing 2020 as the League of Women Voters Centennial Year. Read the city Proclamation here

The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico is looking forward to celebrating with you. Please plan to join us for a special event on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. Click on the flyer for more information. 

We will let the community know about other events.  For information about the 100th Anniversary, click here.

League Legislative Priorities

The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico has created a list of five specific topics that will be supported by the League should the Legislature address them during the 2020 Legislative Session.  Because the 2020 session is only one month in length, the Governor will determine topics to consider by the lawmakers.  Click here to review the list of LWVSNM priorities.

New Mexico lawmakers Rep. Willie Madrid, Sen. Bill Soules and Sen. Joseph Cervantes address the LWVSNM members about potential legislation that may be addressed during the 2020 Legislative Session.