Event Recap- A Conversation for Better Elections Between Heather Lende and David Daley

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Haines author Heather Lende’s recent letter in the Anchorage Daily News highlights the importance of updating the system we currently use to elect our representatives to reduce the hyper-partisanship that is increasingly dividing communities.  “The trauma of politics statewide, nationally and even in small towns, has both sides and the middle fearing that every time somebody else is elected, the winners will take all,” …

Letter: Make your vote matter

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN Who do you think wants your vote to matter, the League of Women Voters of Alaska (LWV) or Americans for Prosperity (AFP)? The LWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to informing Alaskan voters and encouraging voter participation. AFP is the dark-money vehicle of the infamous Koch brothers. LWV supports Ballot Measure 2. AFP doesn’t. …

League of Women Voters of Alaska supports Ballot Measure 2 — here’s why

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The league did not make the decision to support Ballot Measure 2 lightly ICYMI: Read on the Juneau Empire By Judy Andree In October the League of Women Voters of Alaska’s board of directors voted to support Ballot Measure 2. The measure is composed of three distinct but interrelated sections that have the potential to strengthen our democracy. The first …

Letter: Election transparency

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN In Alaska, more than $15.7 million in dark money was spent on elections from 2014-2018. More than $10 million has already been spent this year on a single race (the Senate race), much of it hidden from us. This means the special interest groups are loud. They are practically shouting at us about which old …

Ballot Measures 1 and 2 are good for Alaskans

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ICYMI: Read this on the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Bravo on your Oct. 9 headline about the Ballot Measure 2 deceptive labeling, and the “catch” of it by the Alaska Public Offices Commission, which is exactly what that agency should be doing. And bravo again to APOC, because the deception that they required be cleared up is exactly the kind of dark …

Defend Alaska Elections Campaign Guilty of Violating Alaska Election Law

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Ongoing violations were part of a deliberate scheme to hide Dark Money donors from the public view Update October 18: Continued violation in new digital ads. Those opposing Ballot Measure 2 are committed to their dark money and secret tactics. The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) ruled today, October 8, that the Defend Alaska Elections campaign was guilty of blatant, …

Improve Alaska’s elections by supporting Measure 2

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ICYMI: Read this on Fairbanks Daily News-Miner I recently took time to examine Ballot Measure 2, which proposes to modify how Alaska’s statewide elections are conducted. While initially leery of making changes in the voting process, after examining the three elements of this proposal, I came away believing the initiative is both positive and necessary to make our elected officials more …

Ballot Measure 2 would change the way Alaskans vote for statewide candidates and those running for the Legislature. Here’s how.

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ICMYI: Read this on ADN By James Brooks In 25 pages, the proposed Better Elections Initiative offers a plan to significantly change the way the state’s residents pick their politicians. Alaskans are deciding the initiative, also called Ballot Measure 2, in votes cast now through Election Day, Nov. 3. It has three separate but related parts: • It would require …