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 Assist at FMH and the Pioneer Home

Support voting rights for folks in the hospital and Pioneer Home. Contact Jennifer Schmidt for info.

Naturalization Ceremony

Sept. 26, 2019


LWVTV will register new citizens at the  upcoming Naturalization Ceremony to be held at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center. If you would like to be part of this special event, contact Carol Ann Varner. 



Candidates Forum for FNSB Assembly, City of North Pole City Council, City of Fairbanks City Council and Mayor


The local election will be held on October 1, 2019.


Be informed, watch and listen to the candidates live at the FNSB Assembly Chambers on Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 PM.


Can't make it?

Tune in to KUAC 89.9 FM for live coverage of the event!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) - Upcoming LWVUS webinars

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to LWV's current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communites and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.


Register to attend LWV webinars on DEI


June 27, 2019

July 25, 2019

August 29, 2019

September 26, 2019: Register


Check out other League resources on DEI


Image attribution:  Equity, diversity inclusion by quinn.anya licensed under CC BY-SA-20

~ ~ ~  Book Club ~ ~ ~ Sept 2019 - Aug 2020

Noel Wien Public Library Conference Room 10:00 AM


Sept 14 - Becoming by Michelle Obama


Oct. 12 - King of Fish by David R.  Montgomery


Nov. 12 - Fighter in Velvet Gloves by Annie Boochever with Roy Peratrovich


Dec. - No meeting


Jan. 11 - Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman


Feb. 8 - Women's Hour by Elaine Weiss


Mar. 14 - Cod by Mark Kurlansky


April 11 -White Fragility by Robin Deangelo


May 9 - Salt by Mark Kurlansky


June 13 - Selection of titles for coming year


July 11 - Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston


August - No meeting

LWVTV supports an FNSB Climate Change Task Force

"Copper River Delta, Alaska" by GRIDArendal is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

LWVTV co-president Sue Sherif read the following at the FNSB Assembly meeting held on July 25, 2019, in support of establishing an FNSB climate change task force. It is based on local, state and national LWV positions. The resolution passed.


July 25, 2019


Assembly Members

Fairbanks North Star Borough

907 Terminal St.

Fairbanks AK 99701


Dear Assembly Members:


The League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley is a nonpartisan organization that has provided voter education and voter registration services in Fairbanks for 55 years.  We do not support candidates for office; but, after a process of study and consensus, we do adopt and advocate for positions on public issues.


Our position on climate science underlies the League’s strong support for Resolution 2019-29 as presented by Assembly members Sanford and Williams. Alaskans across the state are already grappling with repercussions of climatic shifts. The proposed commission and the items of focus and action outlined in lines 45–52 are both practical and specific. And the partnerships outlined in the resolution will be necessary to create a plan leading to concrete actions. 


This matter is both important and it is urgent.  While our geographic location amplifies the effects of climate change, that same location tends to temporarily isolate us from the economic transformations underway in the energy transition. Falling costs of renewables and storage and the ever more obvious costs of fossil fuel combustion are accelerating economic shifts that will affect our households, businesses and city halls.  A sober appreciation of the risks we face is the first step toward identifying and bringing into existence the many opportunities for profitability and sustainability in our local economy, municipal revenues and household budgets.


The LWVTV strongly supports the adoption of Resolution 2019-29.




Sue Sherif                               Mary Lee Guthrie

Co-Presidents, LWVTV

LWVTV Marches at Golden Days Parade

League members (some dressed as Suffragettes) marched with the Clerk's Office urging citizens to VOTE. We were also honoring the centennial of women's right to vote and League's 100th birthday.

Get out the Vote on the 4th of July

LWVTV was at Pioneer Park on the 4th of July, 2019,  to register voters, help voters change addresses and provide information on the dates and deadlines for the  2019 upcoming elections.


Thanks to Linda Witt for organizing this event once again!

Candidate Open House & How to Run for Public Office

~~~ June 29, 2019  ~~~  FNSB Assembly Chambers ~~~ 9:00 AM - Noon

 Presented by FNSB, City of Fairbanks, City of North Pole & League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley

Juneteenth Celebration - June 15, 2019

Celebrate Freedom Day from Noon - 5:00 PM.


Freedom Day commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas.


LWVTV registered voters and answered questions about our right to vote.


Bernice Allridge Park is located at 2250 Wilson Street.



Naturalization Ceremony 

On April 26, 2019, LWVTV members Donna Dinsmore, RebeccaHeaton, Helenmarie Matesi, Sue Sherif, Phyllis Tugman-Alexander and Carol Ann Varner greeted our newest citizens and helped them register to vote.

A Conversation on Redistricting with Michael Walleri


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6:00 PM

IBEW Multipurpose Room


About thirty members and guests gathered to learn about the purpose of redistricing and reapportionment and the history and process of redistricting in Alaska. Redistricting will follow the 2020 census and Mr. Walleri spoke on the importance of the census and census challenges in Alaska.  Prior to the "line drawing" led by a Redistricting Board, there will be a Redistricting Planning Committee that works to compile and prepare information necessary for the work, secure office space/staff and technology/software to aid in the redistricting process. Mr. Walleri talked about the difficulties facing the Board given Alaska's unevenly distributed population, cultural landscape and varied socio-economic foundations. 

Hays Reseach Poll of FNSB Residents during January 25 - 28, 2018.

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State Board Members

Judy Andree, President
(Juneau) 2020

Sue Sherif, Vice-President
(Tanana Valley) 2020

Carol Dickason, Secretary
(Anchorage) 2020

Shirley Pittz, Treasurer
(Anchorage) 2021
Pat Redmond, Past-President
(Anchorage) 2020


Hetty Barthel
(Juneau) 2020

Mary Lee Guthrie
(Tanana Valley) 2021

Diane Mathisen

(Anchorage) 2020

Marianne Mills

(Juneau) 2020

Cathleen Rolph

(Central Kenai Peninsula) 2021

Local League Presidents

Margaret McDonagh

(President, - LWV of Anchorage) 2020

Lois Pillifant
(President,  Central Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters) 2020

Sue Sherif & Mary Lee Guthrie
(Co-Presidents, LWV of Tanana Valley) 2020

Karen Crane

(President, LWV of Juneau) 2020

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