An annual activity of the LWVSNM is the “Making Democracy Work Award” (MDWA). The League award of $250 recognizes individuals or groups who conduct projects/activities in Southern NM that contribute to making democracy work. The activities mobilize civic engagement and also promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Nominations are typically received in December and January of each year. Click here to download the nomination form.
The 2023 awardee is Otero County Clerk Robyn Holmes of Alamogordo. Read here about her efforts to “empower voters and strengthen democracy.”
Click here to see previous MDWA Honorees
League members are members of the Observer Corps that monitors government entities, including but not limited to the Las Cruces City Council, the Doña Ana County Commission, the Las Cruces Board of Education, the South Central Solid Waste Authority, and the agencies that oversee Public Housing, to identify issues of interest to League members.
Contact one of the Co-Presidents to become a member of the important Observer Corps.
Through a long-standing partnership with area school districts, the League supports development of greater civic engagement by young people. League members are involved with schools through civics education, registering students to vote, promoting the voting process and exploring the possibility of young people serving on local government and non-profit advisory boards.
The Committee is chaired by League director Kathe Kanim, a local educator.
WOMEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Women’s History Celebration
Las Cruces, NM, March 2022
NM Listens Project
League Engages with Community Residents, 2022