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|

More on For the People Act

SUMMARY: FOR THE PEOPLE ACT (League of Women Voters of the United States) Voting Rights Reforms Having voting rights protections and reforms in place would revolutionize our elections and make them more accessible, yield increased turnout, and ultimately elevate the voice of all Americans. ● Automatic Voter Registration (AVR): Simply put, AVR shifts voter registration [...]

For the People Act

Read more about how the For the People Act will improve our democracy from the US League of Women Voters:  For the People Act Here are some additional links: Annotated Guide to the For the People Act The For the People Act: Separating Fact from Fiction

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. [...]

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 [...]

2022-07-29T11:43:01-08:00Archive|

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 [...]

2022-07-29T11:42:35-08:00Archive|

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 [...]

2022-07-29T11:44:59-08:00Archive|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2024-01-06T12:56:03-09:00Alaska, Archive, 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 [...]

2024-01-06T12:56:03-09:00Alaska, Archive, VRAA|

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, [...]

2024-01-06T12:56:03-09:00Alaska, Archive, 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 [...]

2024-01-06T12:56:03-09:00Alaska, Archive, ERA|
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