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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You’re Invited! Kiehl for Senate Campaign Kickoff

Jesse Kiehl is running for Alaska State Senate District Q (Excursion Inlet, Gustavus, Haines, Juneau, Klukwan, and Skagway, Alaska). As a Democrat running unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 21, the Tongass Democrats have endorsed Jesse and are helping him get elected in the general election on November 6.

Jesse is holding his campaign kickoff fundraiser Thursday, June 21, 5-7pm at Coppa, 917 Glacier Avenue #102 near the Federal Building in beautiful downtown Juneau! Come enjoy some scrumptious ice cream — a new flavor for the event — and talk with Jesse about the issues that matter to you and his vision for representing Senate District Q in the Alaska State Senate.

If you  are unable to attend but want to donate to help elect Jesse, go to his website at Kiehl for Senate.

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Vote Democratic!

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Our Leadership Crew

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Caucus Saturday March 24

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Bartlett-Gruening Banquet this month


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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December meeting and post-meeting social tonight

Nancy (probably) won’t be wearing this hat tonight. Probably. No guarantees. Photo courtesy Nancy Courtney.

The December meeting of the Tongass Democrats will be held tonight. This is another way that we as a party do our portion of the work of democracy, so I hope you can make it.

Since it is our last meeting of the year, we will be having a little get together after the regular meeting to just enjoy being around like-minded people. Whether you’ve been a regular attendee at business meetings this year or not, please feel free to be there tonight – we’d love to see you!

When: 5:15 pm Thursday December 7

Where: IBEW Hall, 813 W. 12th Street

See you there!

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November business meeting – now with 100% more library!

Tongass Democrats will have our monthly meeting tomorrow, but it’s not at the usual place. Hope you can make it to the downtown public library!

The City and Borough of Juneau has no committee or Assembly meetings on their calendar this week, but the 4th special session of the Alaska State Legislature is still underway. This one is about the crime bill and revenue.

Say, did you go to the public hearing on Monday night about SB 54, the crime bill?  Leave us a message in the comments about how it went!

Links to the relevant calendars and additional information sources are included below. Continue reading

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