Our main fundraiser for the year is coming up in just over a week! There’ll be great food and an important keynote from Anchorage Mayor and former House Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz – not to mention fun live music and our MC, the ever-entertaining Larry Persily.
Funds from this event build the campaigns of strong, progressive Democratic candidates across Alaska. We all heard from Alaska Democratic Party Executive Director Jay Parmley last week about massive infusions of out-of-state Republican cash coming in the next election cycle to undo all of our hard work – so if you were wondering when you should step up, the answer is now!
Read on to see what event organizers Beth Kerttula and Chris Ashenbrenner say that you can do to make the 2019 Bartlett Gruening Dinner a success – and make a difference for Democrats working to make change across Alaska! Continue reading
The Tongass Democrats’ annual Bartlett-Gruening Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Cocktails at 6 p .m., dinner at 7 p.m. To reserve a seat ($125 general/$60 young Democrats) or an entire table of eight, email the TongassDemocrats@gmail.com, or call or text 907-321-2936.
Unfortunately our original keynote speaker, former Lieutenant Governor Val Davidson, had to cancel. The good news is, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has agreed to step in! The event has an impressive list of speakers in addition to Mayor Berkowitz including Master of Ceremonies, Larry Persily, House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, and Alaska Democratic Party Executive Director Jay Parmley. Don’t miss the social event of the season!
Here is the legislative committee hearing calendar for March 11 through March 16. Please plan to testify on bills of importance to you!
Legislative Calendar March 11 through March 16
Tickets are now on sale for the April 3, 2019, Tongass Democrats’ Bartlett-Gruening Dinner, one of our most important fundraisers of the year. The dinner features keynote speaker Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, and master of ceremonies Larry Persily. Proceeds of the event are used to elect Democrats from around the state. If the #DunleavyDisaster has taught us one thing, it’s that reasonable Democratic leadership is needed now more than ever. Please do your part to help and enjoy a wonderful evening among a great group of liberals and progressives! General admission is $125, Young Democrats (35 and under) $60. Join us Wednesday, April 3, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 6 p.m.cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner. Call or text Kim at 907-321-2936 to reserve your ticket, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
Ernest Gruening, Territorial Governor and later one of Alaska’s first U.S. Senators
Bob Bartlett, Territorial Alaska Delegate to Congress and later, one of Alaska’s first U.S. Senators. (photo credit)
Finally, we have entered the 21st century! You can now donate to the Tongass Democrats online by clicking the Donate button below and process your donation through ActBlue today!
As we all know, in order to change today’s political tide, we must elect Democrats and progressive candidates in 2018. Over the years, the Tongass Democrats have helped to elect numerous Democrats and progressives who support the Democratic Party Platform at the state and national level. We ask that you donate today to help us continue our efforts.
Of course you can still mail your donation to Tongass Democrats, P.O. Box 240961, Douglas, AK 99824.
With your financial support, we will make the 2018 Blue Wave a reality! Thank you.
Elisa Gaytan, Secretary; Edric Carrillo, Chairman; Brenda Knapp, Vice Chair; Will Kronick, Treasurer