Anchorage – In the wake of the recent large earthquake in Alaska, Representative Gera Tarr (D-Anchorage) plans to pre-file legislation to increase access to locally produced food. Alaska is especially vulnerable to food shortages and supply interruptions because around 95 percent of food consumed originates from outside Alaska.Read more
Tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, join Senator Begich and me for a community discussion on Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and our communities. The principles of restorative justice, whether used in schools or the courts, are grounded in the traditional practices of indigenous cultures to value respect, compassion, dignity, and inclusion for all members of the community.Read more
Public Invited to Attend a Community Forum Thursday Night in Anchorage Anchorage – In 2017, the Alaska Office of Children’sRead more
I hope everyone has a restful time with family and friends. I’m so grateful for my many blessings, including the opportunity to serve our area for two more years. I try to take time everyday to be thankful and also to think of those less fortunate. In the coming year, I hope to do more than ever to create positive change to improve the lives of our neighbors who are struggling. The opportunity to do this work is yet another blessing and I look forward to working with all of you on this shared goal.Read more
Anchorage – Law enforcement agencies, health care providers, and Fred Meyer stores across Alaska are teaming up to collect unused prescription drugs on Saturday as part of the 15th National Drug Take Back Day. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is urging Alaskans to prevent the abuse and theft of prescription drugs by properly disposing of them at authorized collection sites.Read more
Anchorage – Earlier this month, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) became the first Alaskan honored with a “Women In Politics Making a Difference Award” by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Winners were selected for outstanding work in a state legislature by NCSL’s Women’s Legislative Network.Read more
If you missed the constituent meeting, I hope you can join me for coffee from 9-10 at Yes Bistro. We had a great meeting and I want to make sure everyone gets the important information shared with attendees.
Coffee is on me!
Last weekend dozens of neighbors stopped by the Mountain View Library for lunch and for our annual Fall Constituent Meeting. WE were joined by Captain Case from the Anchorage Police Department, Cathleen McLaughlin from Partners for Progress, George Martinez from the Office of Mayor Berkowitz, Beth Nordlund from the Anchorage Parks Foundation, and Mr. C from the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. After a public safety update, our conversation shifted to youth programming- and the dozen of young people who attended our meeting got a chance to step outside of the group, talk with my staff, and together, they organized a list of activities they’d like to see in the district!Read more