2017 Action Alert #8

Here is the status of the bills we have been following plus one we might want to follow should there ever be a hearing. A. SB 72--The following language would be added to the list of protected classes in state ant-discrimination statute: "sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression." You can send an email of support to [email protected] and [...]

By | 2017-05-03T10:43:18+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy|0 Comments

NPV Arguments and Rebuttals

Arguments and statements against the National Popular Vote (NPV) Compact include the following, with the LWV's rebuttal written by the LWVAK Advocacy Chair, Judy Andree: 1. "But your votes do count under the current method." This is not fully true given that the Presidential election is a national election and all votes should count at [...]

By | 2017-03-30T11:16:18+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Advocacy, Election Laws|0 Comments

Capitol Currents

Keep up to date on the Legislature!!  Week 13 is posted now.  Latest versions are now at the top. Capitol Currents is a weekly update of happenings at the Alaska State Legislature during session.   Each week, this article will be updated with the latest edition for you to read and download.  There is a [...]

By | 2017-04-18T16:36:29+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Advocacy, Member Info|0 Comments

Action Alert #2/2017

A. BUDGET: Probably the biggest issue facing the Legislature is the state financial crisis. The HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE has submitted a bill calling for an income tax and a refiguring of the Permanent Fund which would save the dividend and allow for budget spending of some of the earnings while placing some of those earning [...]

By | 2017-02-26T14:50:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments

Anxiety–January 30, 2017

Author: Barbara Belknap There is a lot of angst out there over the election. My Facebook page is overflowing with comments, suggestions, and the sharing of emotions from American women. There is commiseration from my friends in the United Kingdom, and I even got a note from Africa. As a political junky, I am having [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:31:43+00:00 February 1st, 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