Category Archives: Action Announcement

another serious ACA repeal attempt under way

Last summer, I wrote about the Senate’s ACA-busting Better Care Reconciliation Act: “Remember: Republicans cannot give up on this, they can only hope to wear us down.” Well, they are at it again with the Cassidy-Graham bill, and it is … Continue reading

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our Year of Kindness event for Front Street Clinic

As you may know, the Juneau Police Department instituted a Year of Kindness here in Juneau starting in January. In May, the Tongass Democrats voted to participate by doing a drive for Front Street Clinic (Facebook). Our drive starts in … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Trumpcare zombie still dangerous

Update: Now that two additional Republican Senators have said they will vote “NO” on the BCRA, we are once again hearing that Trumpcare is dead. But it’s been reanimated several times before, and we can’t count on it staying down. … Continue reading

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EXPIRED Action Alert: Juneau Public Library outreach budget targeted

I just heard that CBJ Mayor Ken Koelsch has tasked the Finance Committee with deciding whether or not to cut the Juneau Public Library’s Outreach budget. The Finance Committee will be meeting to discuss the idea this week. Check out the library’s Youth … Continue reading

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SIGNAL BOOST: ADP action alert on Trump budget

Jay Parmley, Executive Director of Alaska Democratic Party, doesn’t often send out an Action Alert, so when he does, my ears perk up.

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EXPIRED Action Alert: go to Rep. Parish’s town hall on the budget (updated)

As you all know, this year’s House budget is a multi-bill plan to get Alaska’s balance sheet back into the black while preserving vital services and the PFD. Because the House’s sensible plan involves taxing oil and gas companies appropriately, … Continue reading

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EXPIRED Action Alert: testify for the University, oil/gas tax, and internet privacy

Public testimony is one of our most important tools in getting our opinions and concerns across to our Legislators, and the Alaska State Legislature maintains a page of opportunities for public testimony. Here are 2 published meetings (oil tax and … Continue reading

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EXPIRED ACTION ALERT: testify today on HB 115 budget bill

We are coming down to the wire on the budget, and your testimony is needed before the Labor and Commerce Committee tonight. HB 115, the Education Funding Act, is an important part of the State House plan to stabilize our budget … Continue reading

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EXPIRED Action Alert: state budget at a turning point (updated)

Republicans in Alaska’s Senate have an interesting philosophy for dealing with the wolf at the door: feed him Grandma and the kids, then hope desperately that the price of oil goes up. Actually, I’m just guessing about the hope part; they … Continue reading

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Here’s the headline I hope to see: “Anchorage progressives lead the way”

I saw something the other day that really caught my attention, and not in a good way. Check this out, from the Alaska Dispatch News: Voter turnout is likely to be low in Anchorage’s upcoming local election

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