The LWVSNM has an active Immigration Reform Committee. Read about their most recent proposed activities. League members’ input is encouraged in early August.
The LWVSNM Committee for Humane Immigration Reform is a group of League members who have met since February 2019 to study the impact of the humanitarian crisis in our border region stemming from the administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies. Our goals are to raise awareness among League members at the local, state and national levels — and also among the general public — and to press the League to lobby for reform of the immigration system. Read the drafted Advocacy Statement for Humane Immigration Reform which was approved by both the LWVSNM Board and the LWVNM Board. Any additional changes will be posted here.
JEDI: JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
LWVSNM is an organization fully committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policymakers to strengthen democracy. A strategic action plan is being developed with a vision that seeks to prevent and reduce poverty in order to develop a well-functioning democracy. This includes increasing diversity in LWVSNM membership related to ethnicity, age, and needed skills. Advocating for economic and income equity through a variety of elements, such as education, health care, living wages, and job opportunities, is essential to reach the vision goal.
Youth Engagement Committee: Read the Committee’s End-of-Year Report for 2019/2020. Committee Chair is Erika Graf-Webster.
One of the League’s focus areas is Affordable Housing. Read the 2020 Annual Report about the League’s work in this important area.
CENSUS COMPLETE COUNT/FAIR DISTRICTS
It is important to get an accurate population count in the decennial census mandated by the US Constitution to support apportionment of congressional districts and elected legislative bodies on the basis of population. The League is partnering with other organizations through Fair Districts New Mexico to advocate for a fair and transparent redistricting process in 2021.
- LWVSNM’s Local League Positions. Read them here.
- LWVSNM’s Election Procedures Position. Read it here.