Popular Vote 1

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, much talk has occurred on social media and elsewhere about the popular vote.  The discussion has revolved around the fact that the losing candidate won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes.  How, people ask, can a candidate win that many more votes and still lose [...]

By | 2016-12-29T11:46:36+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Election Laws|0 Comments

December League Lunch and Learn

On Wednesday, December 14th, in the Baranof Gold room, Josephine Bahnke, Director, Division of Elections spoke on Alaska’s voting systems and processes. With help from Brian Jackson, Program Manager, they discussed the Division’s core mission: to “conduct fair, impartial and accurate elections…” This year’s election cycle set a record for the number of absentee and [...]

By | 2016-12-21T11:55:14+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Program Update|0 Comments

Follow Juneau Assembly and School Board actions

This post was contributed by LWVJ members, Pat Watt Public participation is the glue that holds democracy together.  Democracy is not just about voting - getting registered, learning about what's on the ballot, and then turning out to cast your ballot. It's about paying attention to policy matters, issues decided by those we elected, issues [...]

By | 2016-12-12T17:43:04+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Advocacy, Member Info, Program Update|0 Comments

Soccer Moms Attend First LWV Meeting

This Post was contributed by LWVJ member Pat Watt The LWV Juneau Board has come up with different ways to engage potential members and educate members and the public. Over the past two years we have undertaken several new initiatives. Our second Downtown Lunch and Learn will be held on Wednesday, December 14th, from noon to 1:00pm [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:40:34+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Member Info, Program Update|0 Comments

Capitol Visits: A Civics Education Initiative

This post is contributed by LWVJ member Marjorie Menzi. During January-March of 2016, five members of the Juneau LWV introduced 365 students in our school system, and their teachers,  to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Alaska’s governmental system. The instructors all had previous teaching experience related to state government. The Program included: A tour of [...]

By | 2016-12-05T12:29:11+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Program Update|0 Comments

We Have a New Website!

Welcome to the new LWVJ website! We hope this expands accessibility to information about the LWV and makes it easier to find what you are looking for.  We built this website to ensure that all members can keep up-to-date with LWVJ happenings, and to provide non-members with a full understanding of what the LWV is [...]

By | 2016-12-02T12:32:10+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Announcement|0 Comments