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Fairbanks to host ADP State Central Committee meeting

The Alaska Democratic Party’s governing body — our State Central Committee (SCC) — is holding its spring meeting in the Golden Heart City May 19-21. I am thrilled to report that of the nine SCC members residing in Juneau, six … Continue reading

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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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Bruce Botelho: Is there a role for the Party in non-partisan politics?

by BRUCE BOTELHO – Since statehood, Alaska has required that candidates for local public office be elected on a non-partisan basis. Some have concluded that this requirement somehow prohibits political parties from becoming engaged in local races. There is no … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: the ADP and where candidates come from

The Tongass Democrats had the great fortune of hosting a reception last week in Juneau for the Alaska Democratic Party’s new Executive Director, Jay Parmley. Although I was traveling and unable to attend, by all accounts, it was a great … 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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Guest Post: Jay Parmley, coming to town!

by JAY PARMLEY – Hey there, Tongass Dems! As you might already know, I’ll be heading down to the Capital City on Thursday for an event at Kim Metcalfe’s house. I’ve been looking forward to this event for a while, as … Continue reading

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Reminder: CBJ Assembly meeting on the budget tonight

Our greatest influence as citizens is at the local level. As I said on Sunday, this is a busy week, and one of the most important things happening is tonight’s special Assembly meeting on the budget at 5:00 PM at the … 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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Chair’s Corner: Welcome HD 33’s newest State Central Committee member, Will Kronick!

The Alaska Democratic Party – specifically Tongass Democrats’ House District 33 – has a new Young Democrat serving on our State Central Committee. His name is Will Kronick, he resides in downtown Juneau, and we are very pleased to have … Continue reading

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Trump: televangelist or sucker?

Does anyone else remember Jim Bakker? He came to mind recently as I read an article titled The Long, Lucrative Right Wing Grift is Blowing Up in the World’s Face by Alex Pareene writing for Fusion. It’s reminiscent of Rick Perlstein’s 2012 … Continue reading

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