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League of Women Voters Juneau

Established:  1964

The purpose of the League of Women Voters (LWV) is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and to act on selected governmental issues.

We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.  

We develop positions which support our mission.  

Our major focus areas are:  Voter services, citizen education, advocacy and action!

Did you miss the Candidate Forum?  No problem!  KTOO has it recorded here.  Check it out.

All the Latest News

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are holding all of our meetings via Zoom.  You can use your computer to access meetings, or use your phone to call in.  Members receive information via email, for more information contact [email protected].  Thanks for your patience.  

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Meetings & Events

The next LWV Juneau Board Meeting will be Monday, October 5th at 5:15 pm – held via Zoom video conference.   Check your email for a link to the meeting or send a request to the LWVJ account ([email protected]).  All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  We have a new Board in place, and are planning for a challenging election year.  Your input is always welcome.

Candidate Forum and Voter’s Guide

The LWV Juneau, in partnership with The Juneau Empire and KTOO, held a Candidate Forum, featuring those running for Assembly and School Board, on September 16th beginning at 7:00 pm.  Did you miss it?  Don’t worry, KTOO has a recording of it here.  Please watch, learn, and VOTE!

Information

LWV 100th Anniversary

The Alaska legislature honored the LWV of Alaska on the 100th Anniversary of the LWV.  The Juneau LWV was established in 1964, just 5 years after Alaska became a state.

The ERA and VRAA

The League of Women Voters of Alaska – our State league – has received two grants to help get out the word to support passage of two important pieces of legislation:  The Equal Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Advancement Act (renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act).   Read more about these two important pieces of legislation here.

Featured Articles

To find the complete list of articles and writings, click on this link.  There, you can find posts by month, and by category – or by keyword (tag).

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.    [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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Our Work

Voter Registration

We register voters at community events such as festivals, parades, malls, and other venues such as the local high schools and UAS. We work with the following collaborative partners to ensure that all citizens have the ability to vote:

Juneau Votes – Public Libraries – Juneau Empire – Tlingit-Haida – Radio – Civic Organizations – Schools

Voter Education

Voter Education is key to ensuring that democracy works for all of us.  There are many ways in which we work to ensure our citizens understand how our government works, and how to have their voices hear.  Some of the ways we do this are by:

Candidate Forums and Debates – Capitol Visits for 8th Graders – Classroom Teaching – Civics Quiz at Venues – “How to Run for Office” Workshop and many others.  

Voter Participation

There are many ways we help with voter participation.   We define and set local policy statements, advocate for these positions within the legislature and local government, and helping to enable citizen participation in local and state governments.

Working at polling places – Participating in Hand counts and verifications – Defining programs for local actions – and many others.

Let’s Work Together!

This is a critical election year! Could you can find a few hours to help us “get out the vote?”
Let’s help Juneau understand the issues, the candidates, the importance of voting, and the ways we can vote.

We need more people to help write articles, tweet, or post Facebook information. And, we hope to hold events, forums, and voter registrations by fall.

So, whether you just have an hour — or more — please get in touch with us. We’ll work with YOUR schedule, interests and abilities to find ways we can work together.

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