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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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Municipal ballots won’t tell you candidate party

In roughly three weeks, eligible voters in Juneau will go to the polls to elect three of our neighbors to our Assembly and two to serve on the school board (AKA, the Juneau Board of Education).* If you have already … Continue reading

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Meetings this week (9/11 – 9/17)

The Tongass Democrats have no meetings or events this week. The City and Borough of Juneau has canceled and/or rescheduled all meetings whose ordinary schedules would have resulted in meeting on Monday, September 11th. CBJ meetings this week include the … Continue reading

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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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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 (8/21 – 8/27)

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.

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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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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 (7/24 – 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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