Making Democracy Work

Past Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
11:40am
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave., Upstairs Conference Rm, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Lunch with A Leader: Zero Waste Program. Sue Barns, Angelica Gurule, Dorothy Brown and Jody Benson invite Los Alamos citizens to partake in the Zero Waste initiative. A program designed to preserve the environment by moving away from a disposable economy and using resources responsibly now, so that future generations can enjoy a healthy, sustainable planet. For more info visit Lunch With A Leader
Saturday, May 18, 2019
TBD
Holiday Inn Express
60 Entrada Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544
State Convention - League of Women Voters of New Mexico. Save the date!

This year, the two-day State Convention for the League of Women Voters of New Mexico will be held in Los Alamos. More info to come.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1-2:30PM
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave, Upstairs Conference Rm, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Annual Meeting for the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos. The Annual Meeting for the LWV of Los Alamos will follow the April 16th Lunch with a Leader. At the meeting we will review our positions, decide on the program for the following year, approve the budget, and elect a new board. Mark your calendars!

Agenda

  • 1:00 p.m. Business Meeting begins
  • Minutes of the 2018 Meeting (see May 2018 Update)
  • President's Report
  • Membership Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Adoption of Local Program (positions, plans for action)
  • Adoption of the FY 2020-21 Budget
  • Election of Officers and Directors

Please bring your March 2019 newsletter to the meeting! And bring your checkbook or mail your dues in the enclosed envelope. Dues are now tax-deductible.

Dues for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, which begins May 1, will be accepted beginning April 1. Please fill out the membership form in this newsletter on page 13.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
11:40-1pm
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave, Upstairs Conference Rm, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Lunch With A Leader: Lt. Governor Morales.
Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico Howie Morales

The April 16th speaker for Lunch with a Leader/Annual Meeting will be Lt. Governor Howie Morales, who will share some of the educational issues discussed during the current legislative session.

For more info visit Lunch With A Leader

Note that the LWVLA Annual Meeting will follow.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
10:15am
State Land Office, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, and Roundhouse LWVNM League Day at the Legislature. Save the date for League Day at the Legislature hosted by the League of Women Voters New Mexico.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
5:30pm
Garrett's Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM LWVNM Legislative Reception. Save the date for the Legislative Reception hosted by the League of Women Voters New Mexico.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
1-2pm
New Mexico State Capitol Rotunda, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM Roe v. Wade Day Celebration. January 22nd marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The NM Coalition for Choice will host a celebration and discuss New Mexico's plan to address the growing threat to women's right to choose and privacy rights if the Roe v. Wade decision is overturned at the federal level.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
11:40am
Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central, Upstairs Meeting Rm
Los Alamos, NM
Lunch with a Leader. Our guests for the January Lunch With A Leader event are Executive Director of Health Security for New Mexicans Mary Feldblum, along with Los Alamos physician Dr. Tyler Taylor. Together they will explain a plan to establish healthcare coverage for all New Mexicans: The Health Security Act. For more info visit Lunch With A Leader.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7pm
Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central, Los Alamos, NM 2019 Legislative Preview. Come meet our legislators, Representative Christine Chandler and Senators Carlos Cisneros and Richard Martinez to learn about the issues that will be debated during the upcoming 2019 session of the legislature. Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. For more info visit Events.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
11:40am
Graves Hall/United Church located at 2525 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM. Lunch with a Leader. Linda Daly will be our October speaker. Daly is retiring as CEO from the The Family YMCA in October. She will talk about the Y and other nonprofits, their needs, and the good they do for our community. For more information visit the Lunch with a Leader page.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7pm
UNM - Los Alamos
4000 University Dr
Los Alamos, NM
2nd Candidate Forum for the 2018 General Election. Come hear candidates for NM House District 43, Magistrate Judge, Municipal Judge, and Sheriff. Also participating is the candidate for County Assessor (running unopposed). For more information visit the Event page.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
7pm
UNM - Los Alamos
4000 University Dr
Los Alamos, NM
1st Candidate Forum for 2018 General Election. Come hear candidates for Los Alamos County Council. Also participating are the candidate for Probate Judge (running unopposed) and a speaker on the North Central Regional Transportation District (NCRTD) reauthorization ballot issue. For more info visit the Events page.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
11:40am
Graves Hall/United Church located at 2525 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM. Lunch with a Leader. Los Alamos resident Dina Pesenson will give a brief update on the Los Alamos County (LAC) herbicide spraying scheduled for October. Then Stephanie Nakhleh, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board, and either Brian Brogan (Community Services Director) or LAC Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson will explain the options and planning proposal for the bicycle flow trail. For more information visit the Lunch with a Leader page.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
7pm
Graves Hall
United Church
2525 Canyon Rd,
Los Alamos, NM
Forum on Early Childhood Education. Charles Sallee, Deputy Director of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee will speak to the need for better implementation and oversight of such early childhood programs as Pre-K and Head Start. His talk will be followed by an audience Q&A and small discussion groups.

For more info visit the Events page. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
11:40am
Graves Hall
United Church
2525 Canyon Rd,
Los Alamos, NM
Lunch with a Leader. Our much-anticipated speaker will be Robert Rhatigan from the University of New Mexico Center for Geospatial Population Studies, the state's data partner for the US Census Bureau. He will discuss the seriousness of the census and what local governments need to do to make sure every household is counted.

For more information, visit Lunch With A Leader.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
11:40am
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave., Upstairs Conference Rm
Los Alamos, NM
Lunch with a Leader. Jorge Rodriguez, a Field Organizer in the Las Cruces American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) office, will be this month's speaker for Lunch with a Leader. He will discuss his experiences, his work, and the growing concern of border militarization and enforcement within the interior of the U.S. in his talk, "Living as Second Class Citizens." For more information visit the Lunch with a Leader page.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
11:40am
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave., Upstairs Conference Rm
Los Alamos, NM
Lunch with a Leader. In June, Bill Hargraves will be the featured guest for Lunch with a Leader. He will discuss the proposed new charter school - Polaris. For more information visit the Lunch with a Leader page.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7am-7pm
Vote Centers Primary Election Day. NMSA1978 1-8-11

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Absentee ballots are due to the County Clerks by 7:00 p.m.

VOTE CENTERS:

Los Alamos County Municipal Bldg. - Council Chambers - 1000 Central Avenue

White Rock Town Hall - Conference Training Room - 139 Longview Drive

Los Alamos County Golf Course - Community Bldg. Multi-Purpose Room - 4244 Diamond Drive

Betty Ehart Senior Center - Downstairs Classroom - 1101 Bathtub Row

For more information visit the Los Alamos County Clerk webpage

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
11:40am
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave., Upstairs Conference Rm
Los Alamos, NM
Lunch with a Leader. Our speaker for the May Lunch with a Leader is Eileen Sullivan Library Manager for the Mesa Public and White Rock Libraries. Sullivan will discuss how libraries are evolving and how she would like to move the Los Alamos libraries into the future, meeting the demand for different library services. Libraries are about building and sustaining the community, according to Sullivan. They are a critical part of what makes the community function. For more information visit the Lunch with a Leader page.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7-9pm
Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 2018 Primary Election: Candidate Forum. Join us for the 2018 Primary Election: Candidate Forum for First Judicial District Positions 2 & 5, and State Representative District 43. (Arrive at 6:30pm for refreshments.)

Democratic Candidates for 1st Judicial District Position 2 -

- Gregory Shaffer
- Donna Bevacqua-Young
- Maria Sanchez-Gagne
- Jerry Archuleta

(No Republicans or Libertarians are running for this seat.)

Democratic Candidates for 1st Judicial District Position 5 -

- Jason Lidyard
- Matthew Jackson

(No Republicans or Libertarians are running for this seat.)

Democratic Candidates for State Representative District 43 -

- Christine Chandler
- Peter Sheehey

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7-9pm
UNM-Los Alamos, Lecture Hall, 4000 University Drive, Los Alamos, NM 2018 Primary Election: Candidate Forum. Join us for the 2018 Primary Election: Candidate Forum for the County Council & Sheriff. (Arrive at 6:30pm for refreshments.)

Democratic Candidates for County Council -

- David Izraelevitz
- Quentin Dimick
- Sara Scott
- James Robinson
- Randall Ryti
- Timothy Morrison

Republican Candidates for County Sheriff -

- James Whitehead
- Hugh Rich