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The League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.
Empowering Voters * Defending Democracy
Contact us using our email -- firstname.lastname@example.org
or our mailing address -- PO Box 71974 Fairbanks AK 99707
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LWVTV Membership for
October 2023-September 2024
2023 - 2024
Members and friends gathered at the IBEW Multipurpose room for great food, conversation, and a banned book quiz and trivia fun. Fall decorations, a baked potato bar with fixings, and a host of potluck appetizers, salads, and desserts made for a special afternoon with our friends and fans of League. Special thanks to Phyllis Darrah and Diane Lyon for all the prep work, gathering books, activities, and organization.
KUAC Fall Fundraiser Phone Bank
October 22, 2023
LWVTV has a close connection with KUAC as we sponsor the broadcast of the Borough Assembly meetings and they cosponsor our candidate forums and some of our Hot Topic events. We had a full house of volunteers for the Fall Fundraiser event. It was a fun and easy way to spend a couple of hours with other League members for a good cause.
October 20, 2023
LWVTV has a long-standing tradition of signing up newly naturalized U.S. citizens. For years we did this at the official national Immigration Service ceremony in Fairbanks. Beginning with the pandemic and with continued federal budget constraints, the Immigration Service no longer conducts naturalization ceremonies in Fairbanks. To fill the gap for the last three years, the Literacy Council has scheduled a citizenship celebration for newly naturalized Fairbanks residents. These are smaller but no less meaningful occasions. The Literacy Council invites us each year to offer the new citizens an opportunity to register to vote,
MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE FORUM
FNSB School Board
Friday, SEPT. 22 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In-person at FNSB Assembly Chambers
Broadcast live on KUAC-FM 89.9
Brought to you by the League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and KUAC-FM 89.9. Thanks to the FNSB for room and technical support.
LWVTV Registers Young Voters at West Valley HS
September 21, 2023
Several LWVTV members were on hand at West Valley High School on the day that students held their candidate forum featuring FNSB School District School Board candidates. This is a nice opportunity to meet young people who are dipping their toes into civic engagement and support Vote Local.
LWVTV Helps with FEA Tally
August 31, 2023
LWVTV Helps with ESSA Tally
September 9, 2023
LWVTV members supported the Fairbanks Education Association and the Education Support Staff Association with their recent contract ratification tallies. Members were on hand to count ballots and provide nonpartisan support for the Associations' votes.
The grill was hot, the side dishes were delicious, the weather was great, and there were no mosquitoes. About a third of our membership showed up to socialize and just have fun. It was great!! Thanks to Mary and Ramon Galvan for spearheading this event. If you missed it this year, don't miss it next year. We even got a new member!
GOLDEN DAYS STREET FAIR JULY 15, 2023
A Fairbanks tradition since 1952, we jumped in to host an informational tent with all-things-voting. We want to support our community and showcase the League's nonpartisan support of our democracy at all levels. LWVTV volunteers staffed the tent from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and shared information all day.
MIDNIGHT SUN FESTIVAL
June 22, 2023
About 30,000 folks enjoy the Midnight Sun Festival and LWVTV was there, too. It was our first time hosting a tent at this event and we got a lot of traffic with our info on registering to vote, help changing addresses, how ranked choice voting works and dates on upcoming elections.
January 13 & February 8
Program Planning recommendations to the LWV of Alaska for 2023 - 24 were decided during the January gathering and forwarded to the LWVAK. In February we focused on priorities for the Tanana Valley local League that would be discussed and voted on at the LWVTV Annual Meeting in May.
The Convention was held in-person at sites in each local area and online. We heard from Dr. Turner (LWVUS),
Leah Edwards (AK's liaison to LWVUS), Anton McParland (Mary Pertola staff member), and Sen. Murkowski. We hosted a panel on overcoming obstacles for voting in Alaska. Durng the business sessions, the group retained all current Alaska positions, but voted to revise/update campaign finance, election processes and energy. We adopted a state study on civics education and endorsed a study on gun safety. LWVAK's empasis areas are: election policy and procedures, ranked choice voting, reproductive rights, gun safety and judicial selection and retention. We updated bylaws, adopted per member payment and the proposed 2023-24 budget. Officers for the coming year were elected .
We held our Annual Meeting at the IBEW Meeting Room and on Zoom. We reviewed our local positions, updated bylaws, set priorities for the coming year, adopted a budget and elected officers for the new year. We were also treated to a fascinating and humerous presentation by James Brooks of the Alaska Beacon.
The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, on December 6, 2019, by a bi-partisan vote. A full victory will come when the US Senate passes the John Lewis VRA and we can have free and fair elections that build the representative democracy America deserves.
Visit the LWV Alaska site to learn more.
Follow the LWVUS Blog on the John Lewis VRAA with words from LWVAK president, Judy Andree.
League of Women Voters of the United States Calls for Immediate Removal of President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON – Thursday night, the League of Women Voters board of directors met and voted unanimously to call for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the President of the United States of America via any legal means, including and in order of preference: impeachment with disqualification, the invocation of the 25th amendment, or resignation. Today, the League of Women Voters board of directors issued the following statement:
“Donald Trump must be immediately removed as President of the United States of America and banned from running for federal office ever again.
“The sitting president was the instigator of Wednesday’s domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five Americans dead and many more injured. He commanded an army of insurrectionists to forcefully overturn our free and fair elections in an effort to maintain power. These are the actions of a tyrannical despot, and they are in direct opposition to American democracy. President Trump continues to present a clear threat to national security as well as the safety and security of the American public.
“For violating his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump must immediately resign or be removed from office by any measure possible in accordance with the law. Removing President Trump from the office of the president and swearing in Vice President Mike Pence to fulfill the duration of this presidential term will ensure our Constitution is maintained and upheld.
“The League of Women Voters calls on both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to immediately impeach President Trump with disqualification and remove him from office. Should Congress fail to impeach him, we call on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office immediately.”
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