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 #8a

If you have been hesitant to email your elected state officials, here is a chance to jump in and get your feet wet.  And remember that once you contact them by email, their email addresses are in your email list and contacting them again will be much easier. You might want to gather together some friends [...]

By | 2017-05-03T10:51:52+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Action Alert|0 Comments

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

2017 Action Alert #7

Last week Advocacy Chair, Judy Andree, attended public testimony on HB 175, National Popular Vote Compact.  She followed up with a second letter from LWVAK in response to some of the testimony that opposed the bill with incorrect information.  The letter focused on the history of the League's involvement with the National Popular Vote as [...]

By | 2017-03-27T11:33:56+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Action Alert, Election Laws|0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #6

SB 72: DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Sponsor: Senator Gardner "An Act adding to the powers and duties of the State Commission for Human Rights; and relating to and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression." There are no current hearings scheduled. The bill was referred to HSS, JUD, and FIN and currently [...]

By | 2017-03-20T14:02:41+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Action Alert, Member Info|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

2017 Action Alert #3

To all LWV of Alaska members - please make your voices heard. 1. HB 25--Support emails are needed for HB 25--INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES. Sponsor Representative Claman, Representative Spohnholz. The text of the bill can be found here: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/30/Bills/HB0025A.PDF. HB 25 is a mirror bill to one submitted last session by Senator Gardner. It will provide [...]

By | 2017-02-26T14:49:29+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments