May 2020 Action Alert from LWV-AK

May 16, 2020 League of Women Voters of Alaska--ACTION ALERT The League of Women Voters of Alaska has received two grants from LWVUS, the national League, to advocate and educate for the following: 1. The Equal Rights Amendment, S. J. Res 6, a bill to remove the deadline date now that the required number of [...]

By |2020-07-09T17:11:27-09:00July 6th, 2020|Action Alert, Advocacy|0 Comments

Popular Vote 3

Changing the use of the Electoral Vote (EV) in order to give a more representative nod to the total popular vote (PV) would not be easy. Awarding electoral votes (EV’s) based on a proportion of the popular vote (PV) in each state is a possibility for a more accurate representation.  There are two methods by [...]

By |2020-07-09T17:09:28-09:00February 5th, 2017|Advocacy, Election Laws, Expired|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 |2020-07-09T17:09:50-09:00January 17th, 2017|Advocacy, Expired, 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 |2020-07-09T17:10:02-09:00January 12th, 2017|Advocacy, Expired, Member Info|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 |2020-07-09T17:10:13-09:00January 4th, 2017|Advocacy, Corruption, Expired|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 |2020-07-09T17:10:25-09:00December 17th, 2016|Advocacy, Expired, Member Info, Program Update|0 Comments