Protest pro-tip for tomorrow’s rallies

It was great to see so many people downtown at the Planned Parenthood rally on Wednesday! If you weren’t able to be there, you missed a great event.

BUT, you have another chance tomorrow – in fact, you have three chances!  Continue reading

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Rally Reminders!

With both of our U.S. Senators and the Alaska State Legislature in town this week, it’s a great opportunity to get maximum effect from public protest – now is the time to be seen! Public protests work, but only if you show up. Schedule and links below. Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: It’s Resistance Recess. Act Now!

U.S. Congress is on “State Work Period” recess Feb. 20-24, 2017, aka “Resistance Recess.” All around the country, resistance marches and rallies will take place to stand up against the catastrophic actions being taken by the Trump Administration and Congress. Continue reading

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Tea Cup Reads: Early Weekend Edition

I’m publishing this week’s most interesting stories early because I’ve got a wedding this weekend. Since it’s my own wedding, you’re on your own until Monday, when a new Chair’s Corner will go up. I included a few extra things to make it up to you 🙂

Have a good one; we’ll be back on schedule next week.

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The work continues

Today’s short note is a reminder that, even though some really horrible candidates were confirmed in Cabinet-level positions last week, there are still more horrible candidates in line! And, as a special treat: there are also awful bills 🙂

You may be feeling like your voice doesn’t matter now, because we lost last week. In fact, it matters even more. Why? Because no one expects us to keep going: they are counting on the protest energy to peter off.

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Chair’s Corner: Why does the ADP matter to me?

In my recent posts, I explained the nuts and bolts of the Alaska Democratic Party (ADP), how we are organized, and how we operate. Here I will try my best to explain why I believe all of those details matter to you. Continue reading

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Tea Cup Reads: the State budget is in play edition

Alaska politics has gotten in to full swing this week, and most of what I have for you focuses on the big-ticket item: the State budget. Continue reading

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Going to the CBJ Assembly meeting on Monday? These links might be useful.

I’ve recently spoken with several people who are interested in helping Juneau out by becoming more active at the Assembly level. Since Monday is the regular monthly meeting, I thought I’d point out some of the great resources that the CBJ provides to help people participate.   Continue reading

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EXPIRED Act now – Jeff Sessions action about to expire

As far as I can tell, at the time I am writing this, Jeff Sessions has not yet been confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. This is your last chance to call, and even if you have called before, I urge you to do it again. It’s likely that he will go up for a vote later today, so call as soon as possible.

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An Opportunity for Kindness

Are you fed up with all of the cruelty and stupidity coming at you from the news? I am, and I’ve decided that my act of defiance today is to choose to spread kindness. Continue reading

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