Category Archives: Your Difference

Year of Kindness: thanks for supporting Front Street Clinic!

The Tongass Democrats’ Year of Kindness event for Front Street Clinic officially happened at the beginning of August. Our largest drive, organized by The Amazing Jenny and staffed by her and other volunteer Democrats, was at Foodland IGA during the … 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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UPDATED: ACA repeal back on the table in the Senate

UPDATE: Sen. Murkowski voted No and Sen. Sullivan voted Yes on the motion to proceed. It is important to take the time to thank Sen. Murkowski and say “shame” to Sen. Sullivan for their votes, and to urge them to … 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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CBJ library outreach budget update

As a local resident of Juneau, I sent an email to the Assembly, asking members to oppose any cuts to the library outreach budget that might be recommended by the Finance Committee. However, the Assembly Finance Committee meeting planned for … 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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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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Your Difference: finding your voice

There are a lot of pressures right now to make phone calls to our leaders, both in the Alaska State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress. If you are making those calls – thank you! And, keep it up! Today’s … Continue reading

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Your Difference: the long haul

Democrats, Progressives, decent human beings with basic empathy for others – whatever we call ourselves, the near future is going to be difficult. We have already seen it in the details of the TrumpCare proposals; the confirmation of DeVos, Sessions, Pruitt, etc.; and … Continue reading

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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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