2017 Action Alert #10

I am sending this out because it is most likely the most  important issue that faces citizens of this state at the current time.  The information box below from Great Alaska Schools is well done and explains clearly where the budget is at.  We need to make our voices heard.  The House has completed a major [...]

By | 2017-05-03T10:57:31+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy|0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #4

NOTE: AN EMAIL NEEDS TO BE ONLY 2-3 SENTENCES LONG (UNLESS YOU HAVE MORE TO SAY).  BUT THOSE 2-3 SENTENCES ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR A BILL OR CERTAIN ASPECTS OF A BILL.  SO LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD! Great Alaska Schools Rejuvenation Meeting - Saturday, March 11  10:00-11:30 Mendenhall Valley Library Conference Room. Great Alaska Schools was [...]

By | 2017-03-06T12:25:01+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Action Alert, Member Info|0 Comments

December League Lunch and Learn

On Wednesday, December 14th, in the Baranof Gold room, Josephine Bahnke, Director, Division of Elections spoke on Alaska’s voting systems and processes. With help from Brian Jackson, Program Manager, they discussed the Division’s core mission: to “conduct fair, impartial and accurate elections…” This year’s election cycle set a record for the number of absentee and [...]

By | 2016-12-21T11:55:14+00:00 December 21st, 2016|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

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

What’s A Girl To Do?

This post is contributed by LWVJ member carolyn Brown. When I was a kid in early years of learning the saga of U.S. history, I had trouble understanding the meaning, relationship and difference between the words ”suffrage” and “suffering.” They sounded alike to me. Now, these several years later, I find myself similarly troubled to understand [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:45:31+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Empire My Turn|0 Comments