ADVISORY: House and Senate Democrats Response to the State of the Budget

JUNEAU – House and Senate Democratic leaders Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Sen. Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) will be joined by Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) in addressing the media immediately following the House and Senate Majority’s response to the Governor’s State of the Budget address Thursday night.

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ADVISORY: House and Senate Democrats to Celebrate Roe v. Wade Anniversary and Discuss Women’s Health and Safety Legislation

JUNEAU – Several Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate will honor the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision with a press conference Thursday, January 22 at the State Capitol. The Senators and Representatives will also announced their women’s issues agenda and discuss women’s health and safety legislation they plan to introduce during the first session of the new 29th Alaska Legislature.

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ADVISORY: Rep. Kawasaki to Host Pizza and Politics Meeting this Weekend

Fairbanks – Representative Kawasaki will host a town hall meeting in Fairbanks on Sunday March 28. The meeting will be held in the Lathrop High School Cafeteria from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and pizza will be provided. Representative Kawasaki invites Fairbanksans to a discussion on a variety issues including the proposed AK LNG project, education funding and this year’s budget.

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ADVISORY: National Leader on Sexual Abuse Prevention in Alaska to Promote “Erin’s Law” 

JUNEAU – Erin Merryn, a national leader on preventing childhood sexual abuse, will be in Anchorage and Juneau this week lobbying for passage of “Erin’s Law” which would help teach children to protect themselves from sexual predators. Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is making her first visit to Alaska after successfully helping pass “Erin’s Law” in eleven other states.

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ADVISORY: Democratic Legislators to Hold Press Conference on Suite of Education Legislation

JUNEAU – Today, House and Senate Democratic legislators announced they will hold a press conference tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to introduce a suite of pro-public school legislation. The package of legislation would ensure public schools have the resources they need to succeed, families have more educational options within the public school system, and schools are accountable to students, parents, and employers who demand educational success for all students.

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ADVISORY: Anchorage Legislative Caucus Announces Next Public Meeting, Rep. Drummond New Co-chair

JUNEAU – Today, the Anchorage Legislative Caucus announced the agenda for its next public hearing in Anchorage on February 22, 2014 at the Loussac Library. Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Spenard) is the new democratic co-chair of the Anchorage Legislative Caucus and will co-chair the meeting with Representative Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Northeast Anchorage), the republican co-chair of the caucus.

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ADVISORY: Mental Health First Aid Presentation Thursday

JUNEAU – Tomorrow, Representative Geran Tarr, Representative Shelley Hughes, Representative Ben Nageak, Alaska Primary Care Association, Mat-Su Health Foundation, and Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will host an informational “lunch and learn” event on Mental Health First Aid—a low-cost, community-based way to help those suffering from an emotional or mental crisis. Mental Health First Aid can lower both emotional and financial burdens statewide through educating community members on how they can effectively address mental illness.

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