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Pre-League Day Social Gathering

Join us for our first ever pre-League Day gathering.

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Home of Lynn Jones
520 Navajo Rd., Los Alamos, NM.

The purpose is two-fold. We have heard that some League members do not participate in League Day because they do not know what to expect at the Roundhouse. League leaders will explain the activities during the legislative session and how to be involved. Also, this will be a social occasion with plenty of time for informal conversation and to enjoy the goodies supplied by board members.

Legislative Reception

LWVNM is again organizing a legislative reception during the session. All New Mexico state legislators and all League members are invited to attend the event, which will be held in Santa Fe.

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Garrett's Desert Inn
311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM.

In the 2017 Special Session the Legislature appropriated $400,000 to hire a firm to conduct a study of the New Mexico tax structure. Richard Anklam--President and Executive Director of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute--will address the study and the proposed tax reform legislation. This is also a chance to chat with legislators and League members from around the state.

League Day at the Legislature

League Day is an opportunity for League members to familiarize themselves with our state government, attend committee meetings, and speak with our legislators.

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:15 a.m. to noon
Location: State Land Office, Morgan Hall
310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM.

Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico, will speak about the 2018 Ethics Commission constitutional amendment and what the League and other groups want in the enabling legislation.

Bill Jordan, Policy Director, New Mexico Voices for Children and Convenor of the N.M. Fairness Project, will propose revenue generators that can address the fairness and sufficiency of our tax system.

After lunch on your own, we will organize for the Roundhouse, visiting and lobbying our own legislators, and sitting in on House and Senate sessions and/or legislative hearings.

If you would like to stay in Santa Fe, Garrett's Desert Inn is offering us a special group rate of $60 single plus $10 for each additional person (plus tax) for double queen, king, or single based on availability. Call 505-982-1851 to reserve a room. You must reserve your room by January 18 with the code "Swing Vote" to get this discounted rate. The group rate is not available online.