TD Times 5/1/2020

Good Morning Tongass Democrats and Friends,

It’s already May Day – and we have a lot to catch up on! I hope you’re all doing well and getting some fresh air (while remaining socially distant!). Last month we wrapped up our vote by mail primary and our virtual caucuses. This month we’ll be hosting our monthly business meeting and State Convention virtually.

These are all new grounds for us and the party – we’ve had some bumps on the way but we’re learning as we go and working together to move us forward. We appreciate everyone’s patience through the process and hope you tune into the upcoming events below!

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2020 House District Caucuses Tomorrow (Saturday April 18)

Tongass Democrats and Friends,

I hope you’re all staying healthy and safe during these confusing and unprecedented times. For those I have not had the chance to meet yet – my name is Edric Carrillo. I serve as the Chair of the Tongass Democrats, the regional party organization for Juneau, Gustavus, Haines, Klukwan, and Skagway.

I am reaching out to remind you about our Virtual Caucus happening tomorrow from 4 – 6 pm, and to explain how you can participate. Continue reading

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Letters from the Editor

I know that today is Easter, so I hope that the Christians among us have a Happy Easter. Regardless of whether today is a major religious event for you, though, I hope it is a lovely day and that the fledgling Spring weather stays around.

This morning, I am processing a novel experience. Specifically, I feel “called out,” as the kids say, by – of all things – a book review. Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner

Good Morning Tongass Democrats and Friends,

We hope you are practicing good hygiene and social distancing during these confusing and unprecedented times. Lets continue to flatten the curve, check on friends and neighbors, and make sure our mental health doesn’t get forgotten. With these new challenges comes new processes – we’re still working our State convention but here are a couple of changes you should be aware of. Please read through and let us know if you have any questions!

We have a lot of new information this month:

  • Changes in the Alaska Presidential Primary Process (mail-in ballots due April 10)
  • Virtual Democratic Caucuses for House Districts 33, 34, 35, 36 (April 18, 4 to 6pm)
  • National Convention (July 13-16) Delegate Nomination
  • Sign-at-Home Recall Dunleavy Petition

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April Business Meeting Canceled

In order to do our part to flatten the curve, Tongass Democrats Chair Edric Carrillo has canceled the April business meeting that would have been held next week.

As a reminder, the Bartlett-Gruening Dinner has also been indefinitely postponed for the same reason.

A few coronavirus bits & bobs under the fold for you. Continue reading

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