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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Justin Parish Fundraiser this week!

One of our favorite bearded legislators is having a fundraiser hosted by none other than the Chair of the Tongass Democrats, Nancy Courtney! Awesome cohosts include Bruce Botelho, Willie Anderson, Edric Carillo, Brenda Knapp, and Pat Roach.

As we all know, Alaska is facing critical budgetary issues. We need to re-elect Rep. Parish to maintain the Alaska House Majority Coalition, to continue the work to move Alaska toward financial stability.

See below the cut line for details about when and where – and see you there! Continue reading

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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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Meetings This Week (December 18 – December 24)

photo of a calendar with a date circledThe Tongass Democrats have no meetings  scheduled this week. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has a Regular Assembly Meeting one Committee Meeting and one “Task Force” Meeting scheduled this week. The Alaska State Legislature will reconvene for the 2nd Regular Session of the 30th State Legislature on Tuesday,

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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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Meetings This Week (December 11 – December 17)

photo of a calendar with a date circledThe Tongass Democrats have no meetings  scheduled this week. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has two Committee Meetings scheduled this week. The Alaska State Legislature will reconvene for the 2nd Regular Session of the 30th State Legislature on Tuesday,

Note: If you or someone you know gets their health insurance from the Exchange, remember that open enrollment ends this Friday,  December 15. Get Covered Alaska informs us that rates are down 20% this year; check out http://getcoveredAlaska.org for more information. 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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Meetings This Week (December 4 – December 10)

photo of a calendar with a date circledThe Tongass Democrats have a business meeting scheduled this week. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has three Committee Meetings scheduled this week. The Alaska State Legislature will reconvene for the 2nd Regular Session of the 30th State Legislature on Tuesday,

Note: If you or someone you know gets their health insurance from the Exchange, remember that open enrollment ends on December 15 this year. Get Covered Alaska informs us that rates are down 20% this year; check out http://getcoveredAlaska.org for more information.

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Meetings This Week (November 27 – December 3)

photo of a calendar with a date circledThe Tongass Democrats have a meeting of the Website Committee scheduled this week. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and  Planning Commission have regular meetings scheduled  this week. The Alaska State Legislature has adjourned the First Session of the 30th State Legislature and will reconvene for the 2nd Regular Session on

Note: If you or someone you know gets their health insurance from the Exchange, remember that open enrollment ends on December 15 this year. Check out http://getcoveredAlaska.org for more information.

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