Category Archives: democracy

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 … Continue reading

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Opinion: More Democrats should volunteer for CBJ boards

Keeping our community operating smoothly requires many people working together. Naturally, a lot of these people are paid employees, but a surprisingly large number of our fellow citizens volunteer their time to help keep things running. From our hospital to … 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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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: 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 (9/5 – 9/10)

The Tongass Democrats will hold our monthly meeting this week, so if you are a Democrat interested in doing some of the work of democracy, click to get the details. In addition, the City and Borough of Juneau has three … Continue reading

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Meetings this week (8/28 – 9/3)

The Tongass Democrats have no meetings or events this week, and the City and Borough of Juneau has meetings of the Lands Committee and the Task Force on Homelessness, as well as a possible Assembly worksession (see below for details). … Continue reading

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Opinion: the joyous work of citizenship

“All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Shine in the Darkness

As I mentioned last time, I recently had the opportunity to visit with Jon Bauman, who you may remember as “Bowzer” of the musical group and TV show Sha Na Na.) The morning Jon and I met, the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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