Vote Democratic November 6!

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You can now donate to the Tongass Democrats online!

Finally, we have entered the 21st century! You can now donate to the Tongass Democrats online by clicking the Donate button below and process your donation through ActBlue today!

As we all know, in order to change today’s political tide, we must elect Democrats and progressive candidates in 2018. Over the years, the Tongass Democrats have helped to elect numerous Democrats and progressives who support the Democratic Party Platform at the state and national level. We ask that you donate today to help us continue our efforts.

Of course you can still mail your donation to Tongass Democrats, P.O. Box 240961, Douglas, AK 99824.

With your financial support, we will make the 2018 Blue Wave a reality! Thank you.

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Vote Democratic!

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Our Leadership Crew

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2018-04-16/region-s-democrats-get-new-party-leadership

Elisa Gaytan, Secretary; Edric Carrillo, Chairman; Brenda Knapp, Vice Chair; Will Kronick, Treasurer

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Caucus Saturday March 24

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Bartlett-Gruening Banquet this month

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2017 Bartlett-Gruening dessert auction entry

Time to mark your calendars for the annual Bartlett-Gruening Banquet!

Date: Wednesday, March 28

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall

320 W Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK 99801

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Alaska Democratic Party Code of Conduct

Today’s post is to inform you of a major step recently taken by the Alaska Democratic Party (ADP) to institutionalize an important ethical commitment. The Party has adopted an enforceable Code of Conduct that, I feel, takes us miles ahead in terms of leveling the playing field for historically disadvantaged people. 

Willie Anderson, a Tongass Democrat and member of the ADP Executive Committee, graciously provided an introduction. Mr Anderson is a retired labor organizer in  Alaska of 30 years, the former Gore and Kerry State Coordinator, and a member of the Alaska Democratic Party Executive Committee.

Thank you, Mr. Anderson. – Mary, Website Administrator Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Building Momentum

In a past Chair’s Corner, I expressed my personal frustration that since the 2016 election, I have had a hard time rebooting my energy to keep leading the charge to fight for what is right. The 330+ days of the Trump administration have assaulted just about every subject that matters to me personally.

I’m sure that you can list off any number of frightening and overwhelming horrors coming out of the Trump administration. On any given day, I am worried about the impact of the Gorsuch Supreme Court seat on women’s freedom, the mounting evidence of Russian hacking in our election, maintaining meaningful access to health care, the ugly truth about our country’s epidemic of sexual misconduct in all arenas and at all levels (starting with our Commander in Chief), and this execrable tax “reform” bill that will make the poor poorer while adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt.

And, of course, our State’s financial forecast is not good.

But other things are. Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Finding the DNC’s message

I’m a political junkie, plain and simple. I read and watch far too much political insight and analysis.

Some of it is actually useful information I should know about, such as how much the Russians interfered in our 2016 national election and how little the current administration is doing to fight against it happening again in 2018. But so much of it is unadulterated garbage focused on the vitriolic, childlike temper tantrums that occur daily in the Trump Administration and Republican led Congress.

Unfortunately, in all the political information I take in, I see and hear nothing from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Where is our message and who is getting it out? Continue reading

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Opinion: More Democrats should volunteer for CBJ boards

Here is a list of the open seats in CBJ Boards & Commissions right now. This isn’t a great image; the original is here.

Keeping our community operating smoothly requires many people working together. Naturally, a lot of these people are paid employees, but a surprisingly large number of our fellow citizens volunteer their time to help keep things running.

From our hospital to our arboretum, our community resources depend on the volunteers who work on their boards and commissions.

Government and politics are about values*, and therefore it is important for Democrats to put their own time on the line if we want our values to be lived within our communities.  Continue reading

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