League of Women Voters Juneau

The League of Women Voters – Juneau was established in 1964, five years after Alaska became a state.

The purpose of the League of Women Voters (LWV) is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and to act on selected governmental issues.

We influence public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.  We develop positions which support our mission.  Our major focus areas are:  Voter services, citizen education, advocacy and action!

Highlights

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are holding all of our meetings via Zoom.  You can use your computer to access meetings, or use your phone to call in.  Members receive information via email, for more information contact [email protected].

Thanks for your patience.  Hunker Down Juneau!

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Meetings & Events

The next LWV Juneau Board Meeting will be Monday, June 8th at 5:15 pm – held via Zoom video conference.   Check your email for a link to the meeting or send a request to the LWVJ account ([email protected]).  All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  We have a new Board in place, and are planning for a challenging election year.  Your input is always welcome.

Our annual “How to Run for Local Office”  workshop will be delayed until late July/early August.  We are working through a lot of questions and challenges to try to continue to provide this seminar.  More information to come.

News & Information

Census Information

The Census is critically important to Juneau! Right now, everyone can and should respond to the 2020 Census, either online at 2020census.gov or by calling 1-844-330-2020.  Funding for public health, emergency response, hospitals, and economic development comes straight from the Census count. Do your part to ensure Juneau gets the resources it needs.

Please don’t wait for someone to come to your door!  Even if you didn’t get something in the mail, or if you lost track of it, you can go online without having a code.  Filling out the census form is critical for us to get federal funding for schools, public health and all kinds of things.  Please fill it out today!

Our efforts cost money, and we could use your help!

Make a Donation!

Our Work

Voter Registration

We register voters at community events such as festivals, parades, malls, and other venues such as the local high schools and UAS. We work with the following collaborative partners to ensure that all citizens have the ability to vote:

Juneau Votes – Public Libraries – Juneau Empire – Tlingit-Haida – Radio – Civic Organizations – Schools

Voter Education

Voter Education is key to ensuring that democracy works for all of us.  There are many ways in which we work to ensure our citizens understand how our government works, and how to have their voices hear.  Some of the ways we do this are by:

Candidate Forums and Debates – Capitol Visits for 8th Graders – Classroom Teaching – Civics Quiz at Venues – “How to Run for Office” Workshop and many others.  

Voter Participation

There are many ways we help with voter participation.   We define and set local policy statements, advocate for these positions within the legislature and local government, and helping to enable citizen participation in local and state governments.

Working at polling places – Participating in Hand counts and verifications – Defining programs for local actions – and many others.

Let’s Work Together!

This is a critical election year! Could you can find a few hours to help us “get out the vote?”
Let’s help Juneau understand the issues, the candidates, the importance of voting, and the ways we can vote.

We need more people to help write articles, tweet, or post Facebook information. And, we hope to hold events, forums, and voter registrations by fall.

So, whether you just have an hour — or more — please get in touch with us. We’ll work with YOUR schedule, interests and abilities to find ways we can work together.

Contact Us!