Help elect Democrats – Get your tickets for the Bartlett Gruening Dinner today!

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!

Table Captains Wanted

The most important way you can help is to sell tickets: Tables seat 8, and – no joke – this is a seriously fun event to enjoy with 7 of your best friends! How often do we Alaskan Democrats have a chance to sit at a table filled with people we know agree with our politics?

Tickets are $125 general admission, but we’ve set up a sweet deal for Young Democrats 35 and under – just $60!

Want to support the mission, but not able to make it yourself? Buy a scholarship ticket or three and increase attendee diversity.

If you would like to captain a table, buy scholarship tickets, or pick up your own tickets, contact Chris Ashenbrenner at (907) 209-4888 or

Volunteer Opportunities


2017 Bartlett-Gruening dessert auction entry

Dessert Auction: Have a secret recipe for the *best* strawberry-kiwi tart or amazing biscotti that perfectly complement a strong cup of joe? Or maybe you have a go-to scone recipe that you just really like. Either way, donate to the dessert auction, which sees some serious bidding action every year!

Contact: Elisa Gaytan at (760) 989-2568 or

Day-of-Event Assistants: This is a fun event, and we all have a great time – so why not come a bit early or stay a little late? Tasks range from staffing the registration table and escorting people to their tables to cleaning up after the evening’s revelry to helping arrange all those yummy desserts in an attractive display for the auction.

Contact: Beth Kerttula at (907) 209-5104 or

No matter how you help out, it will make a difference as we continue the good work of the Tongass Democrats, where we build a better future – together!



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