Front Street Clinic giving continues

Just a quick photo of the 7 boxes of supplies that have arrived this week, plus the additional tote of donations from the Democratic Annual Family Picnic last Sunday!

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Chair’s Corner: During tough times, let’s remember the positive

With all the negativity happening around our country and the world, I thought it would be refreshing to remind ourselves that good things are happening too. Here’s just a sample of some good stuff the Tongass Democrats have been doing. Continue reading

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Meetings this week (8/28 – 9/3)

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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). The Public Works and Facilities meeting has been canceled.

Read on for dates, times, and locations. Continue reading

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Volunteer at the Annual Democratic Picnic!

Our annual summer picnic is coming up tomorrow from noon to 3 PM at Sandy Beach – we hope you can make it and bring a dish to share!

We’ve got live music, candidate presentations, and a voter registrar – what more could anyone want on a wonderful Capital City Sunday?

Read on to find out how to volunteer and for one last chance to contribute to our Year of Kindness event! Continue reading

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Year of Kindness: thanks for supporting Front Street Clinic!

Some of the donations from the Foodland drive

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 week of August 7th. They collected hundreds of items and nearly $1200 cash that was used to purchase loads more.

Jenny and others also collected donations at work, and many Democrats stepped up and bought or donated supplies on their own. After the August meeting, we had bag upon bag of donated socks, not to mention all the reading glasses and travel toiletries!

Laura holding some of the donated socks

Front Street Clinic care coordinator Laura Lucas was nice enough to meet me before the Clinic opened to receive all the donations!

So what I’m saying is: You done good, Tongass Democrats, in every sense of the word. 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 lifetime.” – Barack Obama

Last January, I called these words patriotism, distilled. Today, I’d like to encourage you to take up a part of that joyous work of citizenship here in our own community. Continue reading

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Meetings this week (8/21 – 8/27)

Bring a dish to share, and we’ll see you there!

The Tongass Democrats invite you to participate in two events this week, and the City and Borough of Juneau has three meetings.

Read on for dates, times, and locations. Continue reading

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KTOO radio to interview Climate Defense Project’s Kelsey Skaggs

I received this flyer from 350 Juneau, and after looking into it a bit, I thought you might be interested in hearing this interview.

Kelsey Skaggs seems like she’s a lot of things: an attorney, executive director of an environmental group called the Climate Defense Project, and (per the email from 350 Juneau) a former local.

What: Interview with Kelsey Skaggs

Where: KTOO

When: Saturday, August 19, 4:00 PM

Read on for more information about Kelsey and the Climate Defense Project. Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Shine in the Darkness

I’m including this picture because looking at it makes me happy.
Photo courtesy Social Security Works

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 had just passed the procedural vote on health care, with Senator Murkowski voting no (WooHoo!), so our discussion centered on Senator Murkowski and the future of health care. But we discussed a wide variety of progressive issues, how they’re faring in Alaska, and where we’re headed politically. Continue reading

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Meetings this week (8/14 – 8/20)

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As of today, neither the City and Borough of Juneau nor the Tongass Democrats have any meetings scheduled this week.

Resources are included below in case you’d like to check out what is coming up after the 20th!
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