Serving the people of Southeast Alaska

About Judith Mitchell

Judith Mitchell is a retired IT Director, Grandma, and Secretary to the League of Women Voters Juneau. She spent many years living in Juneau, and traveling throughout the world working for Deloitte. She also worked for the Dept. of Administration at the State of Alaska, and taught at the University of Alaska - Southeast.

Democracy 2020

LWV Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election Results 11/7/2020 WASHINGTON – League of Women Voters board president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following joint statement on the results of the electoral college count for our next president: “The American voters have spoken, and we now know the result of the presidential election. [...]

2020-11-09T14:09:41-09:00Announcement|

More on Alaska Ballot Measure 2

More about Alaska Ballot Measure 2,Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting and Campaign Finance Laws Initiative (2020) Supported by the LWV-AK.  Need more information on why this Ballot measure is so long?  It contains all of the language and information that will have to be changed in legislation in order to comply.  This is a good thing, as [...]

2020-10-24T16:25:16-09:00Alaska, Ballot|

Why Should I Vote?

According to a recent study, these are the top reasons people don’t vote (and some reasons to help change their minds):  Don't like the candidates Nobody is perfect, and no candidate is either.  Find the candidate and the party that - in total - come closest to your ideals.    My vote doesn’t matter Read [...]

2020-10-11T17:58:29-09:00Vote2020|

Voting 2020: General Election Ballot Initiative 1

Alaska Ballot Measure 1, North Slope Oil Production Tax Increase Initiative (2020) An Act changing the oil and gas production tax for certain fields, units, and nonunitized reservoirs on the North Slope This act would change the oil and gas production tax for areas of the North Slope where a company produced more than 40,000 [...]

2020-10-05T12:25:00-09:00Vote2020|

Voting 2020: Alaska Ballot Measure 2

Alaska Ballot Measure 2, Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting and Campaign Finance Laws Initiative (2020) Note:  The League of Women Voters of Alaska is supporting this Ballot Measure. An Act Replacing the Political Party Primary with an Open Primary System and Ranked-Choice General Election, and Requiring Additional Campaign Finance Disclosures This act would get rid of the [...]

2020-10-05T11:56:12-09:00Vote2020|

Voting 2020: 3 Steps to take to ensure your voice is heard!

1.  Register Check your registration and address In 2016, Alaska voters approved a law which automatically registers or updates voter registration information using the information from the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) unless the applicant opts-out. As every year, all Alaskan registered voters can vote Absentee by mail by requesting a ballot for the State House [...]

2020-10-05T18:49:19-09:00Vote2020|

19thAmendment

Before and After the Nineteenth Amendment August 2020 marks several landmarks in the long struggle for voting rights for women.  August 18, 1920 saw the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution by the state legislature of Tennessee, and on August 26, 1920 the amendment was officially added to our Constitution and meant [...]

2020-09-10T17:24:39-09:00Alaska, ERA|

Alyse Galvin

Alyse Galvin, Non-partisan, running in the Democratic Primary Website: ALYSEFORALASKA.COM Biographical Information: I am a third-generation Alaskan. Like too many children, I grew up in a home with trauma and abuse, but my community and local public school in the Anchorage Government Hill neighborhood lifted me up and gave me the tools and confidence I [...]

2020-09-30T16:04:24-09:00Alaska, Candidate, House|

Dr. Al Gross

Al Gross, Non-partisan, running in the Democratic Primary Website: DRALGROSSAK.COM Biographical Information: Born and raised in Alaska; father Avrum Gross was Attorney General under Governor Hammond; Al is an orthopedic surgeon; his wife Monica is a pediatrician; Al has commercial fished; panned for gold; founded the Juneau Bone and Joint Center, served as President [...]

Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan, Incumbent, Republican running in the Republican Primary Website: DANSULLIVANFORALASKA.COM Responses to Voter's Guide Questions: Did not respond to a request for comments Biographical Information: Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Recognized as one of the Senate’s most effective lawmakers, Sullivan [...]

Don Young

Don Young, Incumbent, Republican running in the Republican Primary Website: ALASKANSFORDONYOUNG.COM Biographical Information: Congressman Don Young was re-elected to the 116th Congress in 2018 to serve his 24th term as Alaska's sole Member to the United States House of Representatives. First sworn in during the 93rd Congress after winning a special election, Congressman Young is [...]

2020-09-30T16:05:17-09:00Alaska, Candidate, House|

The ERA – History

EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (ERA) Some History: The first version of the Equal Rights Amendment was submitted to Congress in 1923, three years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The current ERA was passed in Congress in 1972, followed swiftly by 35 state ratifications for the ERA. [...]

2020-07-13T18:45:29-09:00Alaska, ERA|

The League of Women Voters statement on Black Lives Matter

The League of Women Voters grieves the murders of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been tragically taken at the hands of rogue law enforcement officers who are rarely held fully accountable for their actions. We also mourn those who have lost their lives or been harmed, mentally or physically, as [...]

2020-10-05T12:01:09-09:00Announcement|

Isn’t it about time to pass the Equal Rights Amendment?

The League of Women Voters Urges that the Equal Rights Amendment Become the 28th Amendment to the Constitution by Bridget Smith Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.  Section 2. The Congress shall have the [...]

May 2020 Action Alert from LWV-AK

May 16, 2020 League of Women Voters of Alaska--ACTION ALERT The League of Women Voters of Alaska has received two grants from LWVUS, the national League, to advocate and educate for the following: 1. The Equal Rights Amendment, S. J. Res 6, a bill to remove the deadline date now that the required number of [...]

2020-10-05T10:42:49-09:00Archive|
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