Category Archives: AK News

Chair’s Corner: key take-aways from Rep. Parish’s Town Hall on the State budget

If you want to guarantee a sunny evening in Juneau, schedule a town hall meeting! Last Tuesday night, Representative Justin Parish (a Democrat serving House District 34 in the Juneau valley) hosted a town hall meeting with guest speaker Randy … Continue reading

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TongassDemocrats.com site update

I’ll be out of town a lot this month, so TongassDemocrats.com will be on a low-volume posting schedule for May. Here is what you can count on from us, plus some resources to help you stay up-to-date on what’s happening … 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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Teacup Reads: taking a break edition

Teacup Reads are usually focused on political articles, but this week I needed a break. So, I’m unilaterally declaring this Sunday to be a day (mostly) celebrating the non-political aspects of being a person in the here and now. Also, I’m … Continue reading

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Teacup Reads: this seems hauntingly familiar edition

Every week, I bring you a few of the most interesting pieces of political writing from around the internet to enjoy over a cup of tea on your Sunday morning. Read on to find out about opportunities to testify in support of … Continue reading

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Tongass Democrats Legislative Forum Tomorrow: Rep. David Guttenberg

Join us this Thursday at the Rockwell at noon for the Legislative Forum, and find out what’s happening in the Alaska Legislature in the last weeks of session! This week, we are honored to have Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) as our guest speaker. … 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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Reminder: ACLU citizen activist training this Friday

Seen in the community: Learn how to join the grassroots effort to protect our Constitutional rights at this FREE program presented by ACLU Alaska. Sponsored by Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Juneau People for Peace and Justice, Northern Light United Church, and … Continue reading

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