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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

Capitol Visits: A Civics Education Initiative

This post is contributed by LWVJ member Marjorie Menzi. During January-March of 2016, five members of the Juneau LWV introduced 365 students in our school system, and their teachers,  to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Alaska’s governmental system. The instructors all had previous teaching experience related to state government. The Program included: A tour of [...]

By | 2016-12-05T12:29:11+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Program Update|0 Comments

It Takes a Community to Make and Keep a Democracy 

This post is contributed by LWVJ member LaRae Jones. Various scholars and social scientists remind us that our middle class is eroding, along with our roads, our bridges, harbors, and – most alarmingly – schools. Some see the solution in renewed isolationism that reduces the huge budget drain of foreign wars and arms races. The more [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:39:43+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Empire My Turn|0 Comments

Things To Do To Make Democracy Work

This post is contributed by LWVJ member Ann Fuller. Let’s make democracy work by improving civics education in our schools and community.  Our future well-being depends on people sensibly cooperating for effective action and engaging in open debate.  Helping students learn to think critically, monitoring school programs,  and including young people in practical democracy are important [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:43:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Empire My Turn|0 Comments

Citizen Responsibility

This post is contributed by LWVJ member Judy Andree. Freedom, patriotism, the Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers — all rallying cries when talking about politics in the USA. But we don’t hear much talk about our responsibilities as citizens in a free society. Every freedom we enjoy comes with citizen responsibilities.  Here are three points [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:44:25+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Empire My Turn|0 Comments