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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Gara, French Demand End to Partisan Redistricting in Alaska

Two steps: Replace GOP Board with non-partisan expert; develop non-partisan process for 2022 Today Representative Les Gara and Senator Hollis French (both D-Anchorage) called for two steps to stop the abusive practice of partisan redistricting, or “gerrymandering,” and ensure all Alaskans get fair representation in the state legislature. The current partisan-based Redistricting Board is over a year overdue and its inability to draw a fair plan forced Alaskans to vote under an unconstitutional plan in 2012.

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Rep. Geran Tarr

ADVISORY: Rep. Tarr to Introduce GM Labeling Bill

JUNEAU - Today Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) announced she will introduce legislation requiring labeling for genetically modified foods sold in Alaska. She made the announcement at today's March Against Monsanto, an event that had some 400 people in attendance. Today's Anchorage march was part of an international event happening in over 400 cities across the globe.

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NEWS: House Dems Comment on NCLB Waiver

House Democratic Legislators comment on Alaska’s waiver from No Child Left Behind Today, five Democratic legislators from the Alaska House of Representatives released the following comments on Alaska receiving a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In 2012, nine House Democratic legislators sponsored a resolution (HJR39) calling on the Parnell administration to apply for these waivers to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure student success and school accountability.

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ADVISORY: 1pm Mon- Democratic Legislators Press Availability

JUNEAU – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Johnny Ellis (D-Anchorage) and House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula announced their caucuses are hosting a press availability on Monday, April 15, 2013 to discuss the 2013 legislative session. WHAT: House and Senate Democratic Legislators press availability WHEN: April 15, 2013, 1:00 p.m. WHERE: State Capitol, Butrovich Room 203 TELECONFERENCE: From Juneau: 463-5009 - Outside Juneau: 855-463-5009

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