Category Archives: democracy

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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Meetings this week (8/7 – 8/13)

This week is the Tongass Democrats’ Year of Kindness event in support of the Front Street Clinic! The City and Borough of Juneau has a lot of meetings this week: from Youth Activities to Mining, there’s a little something for … Continue reading

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Reminder: check your voter registration

As you can see from the countdown timer on our front page, we have elections coming up. So, now is the time to check that your voter registration is current and active. Did you remember to update your address after … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: the ACA is imperfect but alive (for now)

Thanks to 48 stalwart U.S. Democratic Senators, who prioritize the health of all Americans, and three sensible Republican Senators – Collins, McCain and Murkowski – the U.S. Senate’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed, again. … Continue reading

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Meetings this week (7/31/2017 – 8/6/2017)

The Tongass Democrats will hold our monthly meeting this week, and the City & Borough of Juneau has a regular Assembly meeting, as well as meetings of the Human Resources and Mining Committees. Reminder: If you would like to participate in … Continue reading

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Meetings this week (7/24 – 30/2017)

There are no Tongass Democrats meetings this week; however, the City & Borough of Juneau has meetings of the Planning Commission and the Assembly Task Force on Homelessness. Links to the relevant calendars and additional information sources are included below.

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