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Mark your calendar to attend four Hot Topic forums to be offered at the Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium. LWVTV will partner with the American Association of University Women to host the forums. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, presentations will begin at 7:00 PM. More details to come...
October 29 Judicial Selection and Retention in Alaska
Alaska’s constitution established a hybrid system for choosing and retaining judges. How well is it working? Are changes a good idea?
November 5 Capped and Cut
FNSB and City of Fairbanks mayors discuss effects of revenue cap and state cuts on local budgets
November 12 More than a math problem
Permanent Fund history: royalties, dividends, SB26 draw rates and Alaska’s fiscal politics.
November 19 The Census and Why It Matters to Interior Alaska
The census is a big job and a big deal. Learn how it works and why it matters to the Interior.
Sept. 26, 2019
Twenty-eight new citizens from sixteen countries were sworn in at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center. LWVTV members Shari George, Barbara Hompesch, Siri Tuttle, Phyllis Tugman-Alexander, Carol Ann Varner and Linda Witt were on hand to welcome the new citizens and provide the opportunity for them to register to vote.
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.
Webinars are available at LWVUS website.
Check out other League resources on DEI
Image attribution: Equity, diversity inclusion by quinn.anya licensed under CC BY-SA-20
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 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.
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.
Hays Reseach Poll of FNSB Residents during January 25 - 28, 2018.
AK Legislature Floor Session streams are available through Gavel Alaska
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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