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“The Bumpy Road to Women’s Suffrage” will be offered through OLLI Feb. 11 – Mar. 6, 2020. The class is developed and led by LWVTV co-president Sue Sherif and Maida Buckley. In honor of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote and LWV's 100th birthday this is a great way to learn about the women who led and traveled that road.
LWVTV partnered with the Fairbanks Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Noel Wien Public Library to host four forums in our Fall 2019 series. All the forums were held at the Noel Wien Public Library auditorium.
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?
Judge Niesje Steinkruger, Alaska Senator John Coghill, local attorney Bob Groseclose and Bill Gordon (Board Pres. of Justice Not Politics Alaska) provided insight into the selection and retention system as well as arguments for and against any Constitutional changes. LWVTV and AAUW member Shari George moderated.
November 5 Capped and Cut
FNSB Mayor Bryce Ward and City of Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly and Chief of Staff Mike Meeks discussed how the tax revenue cap works, and the effects of the cap and state cuts on local budgets. AAUW Program Chair, Ritchie Musick moderated.
November 12 More than a math problem
Permanent Fund history: royalties, dividends, SB26 draw rates and Alaska’s fiscal politics. Larry Persily, Alaska Rep. Tammie Wilson and Dermot Cole led this spirited discussion. LWVTV co-president and AAUW member Sue Sherif moderated.
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. Liz Brooks (State of Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development), Alyesha Childs (FNSB Complete Count Coordinator), Jolene Malamute (TCC Complete Count Committee) and Laura White (Census) provided a history of the Census, a broad discussion of the 2020 Complete Count and its importance to the Interior. LWVTV and AAUW member Shari George moderated.
LWVTV members Phyllis Darrah, Shari George, Mary Lee Guthrie, Jean James, Helenmarie Matesi, Sue Sherif, Ingrid Taylor and Phyllis Tugman-Alexander attended this evening event on November 2, 2019, at the Wedgewood Resort Borealis Room. "Freedom Only Knows One Direction: Forward" was the theme and well-articulated by Master of Ceremony Robert Kinnard, Pres. Bennie Colbert and the guest speaker, Pastor Johnathan Kenney. The goal of the fundraiser is to continue the promotion of the NAACP's objectives of ensuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of all citizens and to achieve equality of rights,
LWVTV Helps Out with KUAC Fall Fundraiser
LWVTV members Sandy Daunhauer, Mary Lee Guthrie, Rebecca Heaton, Sue McHenry, Rich Seifert, and Ingrid Taylor answered phones during the late October fundraiser. LWVTV provides annual support to KUAC to offer public brodcasating of the FNSB Assembly meetings. You can contribute directly to this support. Please see our Donations page.
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.
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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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