It Was Our Day–Women’s March 2017

Barbara Belknap, Author The Women’s March was today. It was a success beyond what anyone expected, and will go down in history as a watershed event in the history of women’s rights. Millions of women answered the call to speak out, to shout out, and to fill the streets of the world. Pat Watt was [...]

By | 2017-01-23T10:35:34+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Member story|0 Comments

Contacting Your Federal Representatives

This post is the second in a series designed to give readers tools to begin becoming effective advocates for policy direction at the local, federal, and state level. This post focuses on the federal level. Generally, the process boils down to a few stages. However, the details of each process at the local, state, and federal level are quite different. [...]

By | 2017-01-17T10:14:35+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Advocacy, Member Info|0 Comments

Tracking and Impacting AK Legislation

This post is the first in a series designed to give readers a few tools to begin becoming effective advocates for policy direction at the local, federal, and state level. This post focuses on the state level. Generally, the process boils down to a few stages. However, the details of each process at the local, state, and federal level [...]

By | 2017-03-25T14:02:31+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Advocacy, Member Info|0 Comments

Popular Vote 2

In the blog Popular Vote 1, three questions were proposed, and the attempt to answer those questions can be found in the following blog. ONE:  Why do we have the Electoral College rather than a popular vote determining the winners of the Presidential elections?  The writers of the Constitution struggled with the problem of electing [...]

By | 2017-01-07T17:13:18+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Election Laws|0 Comments

Democracy Requires Transparency

The recent election has raised the issue of transparency in government to a high priority. What is government transparency – and why does it matter? Transparency measures the amount of openness, accountability, and integrity of a government entity. Without transparency, corruption can easily, and usually will, flourish.  “Governments exist to serve the people. Information on [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:21:26+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments