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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.
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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: Register
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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
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.
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2019 JPJones Community Center
2400 Rickert St.
The League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley and the Fairbanks Branch of the American Association of University Women are working to schedule a public presentation on this troubling topic. Fairbanks and Alaska have not escaped this serious affront to human rights.
A Conversation on Redistricting with Michael Walleri
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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.
Opportunities on Jan. 18, 19 and 21, 2019
The King Holiday Bill was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Nov. 2, 1983. It took until 2000 for the last state to sign a bill recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday.
Several LWVTV members attended the Community Celebration.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr, the Alaska Bar Association answered legal questions for free on MLK Day (1/21/19) in communities across Alaska. These clinics were for low income Alaskans with civil legal needs that include family, landlord-tenant, and public benefits issues. This clinic is a public service project of the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Court System, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and Alaska Public Media in partnership with local bar associations.
JP Jones Community Development Center
2400 Rickert St.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
LWVTV members offered voting opportunities for folks at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Pioneer Home during the Alaska state election.
LWVTV part of Naturalization Ceremony
We registered 23 new citizens on Sept. 28 at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center following the always moving Naturalizaion Ceremony.
Linda Witt led our group along with Shari George, Sue McHenry and Janna Miller. Thanks to Carol Ann Varner for organizing our participation.
Municipal Candidates Forum
Elections impact every aspect of our lives, and we all need to weigh in. We are all equal at the ballot box, but only if we vote. LWVTV engages our community every year ensuring we offer information that voters need to participate in elections that determine the future of our community.
Join the conversation on:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 PM at the
FNSB Assembly Chambers
Primary Candidate Forum
August 17, 2018 ~~ 6:30 - 9:00 PM
FNSB Assembly Chambers
The League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley hosted a candidate forum at on Friday, August 17th in the FNSB Assembly Chambers for the upcoming Alaska Primary Races. Candidates from the US representative race, state house districts 1-6 and state senate seat A were represented.
For more than 50 years, local voters have looked to our League for unbiased, straightforward information about the election. Many voters rely on our forums to learn more about candidates and candidates have come to rely on our forums to get their message out to the electorate.
Open House ~~ Running for Local Public Office
July 7, 2018 ~~ 10am - Noon ~~ FNSB Assembly Chambers
Thinking of running for FNSB Assemby, FNSB Mayor, North Pole Assembly, North Pole Mayor, School Board, IGU Board?
LWVTV supported the Clerks from FNSB, City of Fairbanks and City of North Pole who were available to answer questions from prospective candidates.
Juneteenth Citywide Celebration
June 16, 2018
10:00am - 7:00pm
Bernice Allridge Park
2250 Wilson St.
LWVTV registered voters and let participants know about the League's work making democracy work.
Juneteenth or Freedom Day, commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas. Congress recognized the day through Senate Joint Resolution 11 and House Joint Resolution 56 in 1997.
President - Rebecca Heaton
Vice President - Sue Sherif
Treasurer - Jean James
Secretary - Clare Hill
Past President - Shari George
Mary Lee Guthrie
A Workshop on How to Run for Public Office was offered on May 16, 2018, at the Fairbanks City Council Chambers. The workshop was a collaboration with the FNSB, City of Fairbanks and City of North Pole clerks and took advantage of material created by the LWV of Juneau. LWVTV members Mary Lee Guthrie, Rebecca Heaton, Sue Sherif and Phyllis Tugman-Alexander led the charge on this event which was well-received and well-attended.
See the FNSB Mayor's presentation and the results of the realtime polling done at the Sandbox 2.0 group meetings held February 12 at Pioneer Park. See the results of the Hays Research poll of FNSB residents during January 25 - 28, 2018.
Study Gunnar Knapp's Reflections on Alaska Fiscal Facts and Choices
Second Regular Session
January 16, 2018 - May 13, 2018
First Regular Session: January 17, 2017 - May 17, 2017
First Special Session: May 18, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Second Special Session: June 16, 2017 - July 15. 2017
Third Special Session: July 27, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Fourth Special Session: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21, 2017
Second Regular Session: January 16, 2018 - May 13, 2018
AK Legislature Floor Session streams are available through Gavel Alaska
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Walk - April 25, 2018
Several League members joined in the walk that started at Fairbanks Native Association Community Services and ended at Golden Heart Plaza. Outreach tables and community information were at the end of the walk.
February 14, 2018
League's 98th Anniversary
“Ninety-eight years after the League’s founding, members of the League in the Tanana Valley are proud of the great progress it has made empowering voters and defending our democracy,” said Rebecca George Heaton president of the League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley “The League in Fairbanks has involved thousands of voters in electing government decision makers for our state government and in holding them accountable for their actions.”
Along with 28 other local groups that led events during 2017, LWVTV was honored by Explore Fairbanks as a Golden Heart Meeting Ambassador for hosting last year's LWVAK Annual Convention. Explore Fairbanks estimates that the Convention brought in more than $10,000 to Fairbanks! Shari George and Mary Lee Guthrie were on-hand to receive the award at a reception and dinner held at Raven Landing on February 7, 2018.
Judy Andree, President
Sue Sherif, Vice-President
(Tanana Valley) 2020
Carol Dickason, Secretary
Shirley Pittz, Treasurer
Pat Redmond, Past-President
Mary Lee Guthrie
(Tanana Valley) 2021
(Central Kenai Peninsula) 2021
(President, - LWV of Anchorage) 2020
(President, Central Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters) 2020
Sue Sherif & Mary Lee Guthrie
(Co-Presidents, LWV of Tanana Valley) 2020
(President, LWV of Juneau) 2020
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