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5 questions with … Rep. Justin Parish

Now that the legislative session has – finally! – ended, TongassDemocrats.com asked our Southeast delegation how things went.  This week, we share the responses we received from Rep. Justin Parish (D – District 34). If you would like more information about … Continue reading

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Opinion: Sen. Sullivan, a second Korean War is a terrible idea

Last month, I ran across a quote from our own Senator Dan Sullivan in an online publication that I highly recommend, called Axios. In it, he discussed with a reporter his belief that Congress should look into an AUMF (Authorization … Continue reading

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Monthly meeting reminder: October 5

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in their community by voting this year! The October meeting of the Tongass Democrats will be held tomorrow. This is another way that we as a party do our portion of the work … Continue reading

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Election Day PSA

VOTE!

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Opinion: local elections are important so please vote

The short version of today’s article is this: our local election this week will determine four important things – our sales tax rate, whether use of the lowest qualified bidder* is always required in CBJ contracts, 1/3 of our Assembly, … Continue reading

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Tongass Democrats: Our Vision for Juneau

Politics is about values, and with that in mind, I would like to highlight the brand new Tongass Democrats local platform. This document, which is in harmony with the state party’s platform, explains what we believe to be the building … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why vote?

I voted absentee on Monday by going to the Mendenhall Mall Annex after work. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes, even though I chatted a bit with the volunteers (about how awesome it was that I … Continue reading

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Meetings this week (9/25 – 10/1)

The Tongass Democrats have one committee meeting next Sunday, and the City and Borough of Juneau has two meetings this week. Reminder: CBJ elections will take place on October 3. Early voting starts September 18. Three Assembly seats, two School … Continue reading

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Opinion: Local elections make a difference in your life

In 2016, Juneau voters made decisions about marijuana laws and a 3% local tax. Well, actually, 1 out of every 3 Juneau voters made that decision, because only 33.5% of us voted. I’d like to see that change.

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Meetings this week (9/18 – 9/24)

The Tongass Democrats have no meetings or events this week. The City and Borough of Juneau meetings this week include the regular Assembly meeting and Manager’s Report, and the Public Safety Task Force. The Lands Committee meeting and Committee of … Continue reading

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