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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 [...]

2020-10-15T08:47:23-09:00Alaska, Vote2020|

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|

VRAA OpEd by League of Women Voters of Alaska

League of Women Voters of Alaska February 13, 2020 Dear Editor, The League of Women Voters is in the process of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a Constitutional Amendment that gave the right to vote to all citizens of the United States regardless of sex. The Amendment passed Congress [...]

2020-07-13T17:56:46-09:00Alaska, VRAA|

Senator Murkowski’s VRAA Press Release

02.12.20 Murkowski Supports Legislation to Restore Voting Rights Act U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she is co-sponsoring S. 561, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, as the lead Republican on the bill. Sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the legislation improves certain provisions of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, which were determined to [...]

2020-07-13T18:48:57-09:00Alaska, VRAA|

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|

ERA Coalition Information

ERA COALITION 1875 K Street,FL 4, Washington, DC 20006 www.eracoalition.org History of the Equal Rights Amendment Alice Paul drafted and introduced the first Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1923, at a conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention. She was a Republican and one of the founders of the National Woman’s Party, [...]

2020-07-10T08:05:16-09:00Alaska, ERA|

LWVUS Equal Rights Amendment Info

League of Women Voters of the United States: The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) HISTORY and PROCESS LWVUS has supported and pushed for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment since it was first passed by Congress in 1972. Leagues across the country have worked to engage lawmakers and organize at the grassroots level to ensure equal [...]

2020-07-10T08:05:45-09:00Alaska, ERA|

VRAA History

Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA)Some History: In 1965 Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which protected a citizen’s right to vote. If certain states attempted to suppress the vote of certain groups or made voting difficult through general incompetence of those overseeing the voting process, such a state would fall under a preclearance process for [...]

2020-07-13T18:51:44-09:00Alaska, VRAA|

How will the VRAA work?

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 responds to current conditions in voting today by restoring the full protections of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was last reauthorized by Congress in 2006, but gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. • Following the Shelby County decision four years ago, several [...]

2020-07-10T15:23:17-09:00Alaska, VRAA|

Equal Rights Amendment Op Ed (ADN)

Written by Bridget Smith of Juneau for the LWVAKPublished in the Anchorage Daily News--July 5, 2020The League of Women Voters Urges that the Equal Rights Amendment Become the 28th Amendment to the ConstitutionSection 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State [...]

2020-07-10T08:07:27-09:00Alaska, ERA|
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