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

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

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