About Judith Mitchell

Judith Mitchell is a retired IT Director, Grandma, and a Director for the League of Women Voters of Alaska. She spent many years traveling worldwide while working for Deloitte Global Services. Prior to that, she worked in the Dept. of Administration at the State of Alaska, and taught at the University of Alaska - Southeast. She lives in Juneau, Alaska.

Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 5

Mid-session blues… No news from the Governor yet on the fate of SB140.  Gov. Dunleavy has until March 14th to either sign, or veto, or let the bill stand without his signature. Even if he lets the bill stand, he still has the power to line item veto any funding that would be included in [...]

2024-03-25T10:45:14-08:002024, Alaska, Newsletter|

Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 4

Education Compromise House News: During the last two weeks in the House of Representatives, the sessions have centered around SB 140 - Internet for Schools. The House Rules committee modified it to include a number of provisions including changes to charter schools, correspondence schools, the Base Student Allocation (BSA), and others. Most of you are [...]

2024-03-25T10:40:05-08:002024, Alaska, Newsletter|

Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 3

It’s a Leap Year! At this time of year, it always seems like things are moving ever so slowly. Sure, there are a lot of committee meetings, and bills assigned. But there aren’t many decisions being made. The big items we’re watching in February remain election processes, gun safety and education. For anyone who is [...]

2024-03-25T10:29:16-08:002024, Alaska, Newsletter|

Senate Bill 173-Labor and Commerce Cmte – Public Testimony on Armed volunteers in Schools

Public Testimony! March 1st, 1:30 PM (H&S)Labor & Commerce  in Beltz 105 and it is TELECONFERENCED. Call in Information: If your phone # has an Anchorage prefix, call 907-563-9085. If a Juneau prefix, call 907-586-9085 - elsewhere (toll-free) call 844-586-9085. Calling the # above will connect you to the teleconferencing system. An operator will take your information and [...]


Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 2

Repeal Ranked Choice Voting moves forward As the session gets moving, more of the bills are lined up for hearings. You can go to AKLEG.org and find out the current status of bills, listen to audio from the meetings and much more. We’ll try to keep you informed as well with action alerts as the session [...]

2024-02-04T16:46:32-09:002024, Alaska, Newsletter|

Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 1

 The 2024 Legislative Session begins! As the 2024 Legislative session kicks off, we begin by welcoming in an election year.  All of the House of Representative members are up for election, as well as half of the Senators. We'll be watching all of the activities unfold this session, and will be sending out this newsletter [...]

2024-02-04T16:46:05-09:002024, Alaska, Newsletter|

What to Know: Week 1

As the 2024 Legislative session kicks off, we begin by welcoming in an election year.  All of the House of Representative members are up for election, as well as half of the Senators. Here's how things are lining up right now. We expect a lively session, so check back often to see what we're watching. [...]

2024-01-16T11:54:06-09:002024, Alaska|

Governor’s Budget – Highlights

In December, Governor Dunleavy released his budget for the second session of the 33rd Legislature.   Recap of the process The Governor submits a budget.  The Legislature reviews it, then adds, changes and/or deletes parts of it. There is, of course, politics involved; if the party in charge of both houses of the Legislature is [...]

2024-01-14T17:00:16-09:002024, Alaska|

Pre-file Bills January 2024

Here is a recap of the pre-file bills that were filed prior to the start of the session that may be of interest to our members. Should any of these move forward and get added to our watchlist, we’ll let you know. As it is early in the session, and a more thorough analysis of [...]

2024-01-14T17:00:37-09:002024, Alaska|

HB129 Voter Registration and HB4 Repeal Rank Choice Voting Meeting

HB 129  VOTER REGISTRATION Sponsored by the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Vance (R-Homer).  AND HB 4 ELECTIONS:REPEAL RANK CHOICE/OPEN PRIMARY Sponsored by REPRESENTATIVES VANCE, Rauscher, McCabe, Tomaszewski There were a number of hearings last session, and it is continuing for 2024. Meeting Alert! Watch if you can. Jan 17 Wednesday 1:00 PM (H)JUDICIARY [...]

2024-02-04T16:57:41-09:00Alaska, Archive|

19th Amendment Facts

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 [...]

2024-01-07T19:31:55-09:002024, Alaska, ERA|
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