Share Your Views With Your Anchorage-Area Legislators
February 23, 2017
Voice Your Opinions!
Letters to the editor make a difference. You can send a letter of up to 200 words (shorter letters are more likely to be accepted) to the Alaska Dispatch News by email (email@example.com); or by fax or mail (call them at 257-4308). Send letters to the Anchorage Press via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 540 E. Fifth Ave, Anchorage, 99501. Feel free to call us if you need factual information to help you write a letter.
Contact the Governor. The Governor can be reached at 269-7450; or www.alaska.gov.
Contact us. My office can be reached at: 1500 W Benson Blvd, Rm 216, Anchorage, AK 99503; by phone: 269-0106; visit my website at http://replesgara.com; or email: Rep.Les.Gara@akleg.gov
Want to Volunteer To Help A Child?
You can be a Volunteer Mentor to help a child, through a program we worked with foster care advocates to start, at Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Just call433-4691. Have the time to do more? Alaska has a major shortage of foster and adoptive parents, and you can help change a life by doing that. To ask about foster parenting or adopting a child out of foster care call 1-800-478-7307. And, of course, we are always asking people to donate tax deductible new or used (good condition only) laptops for current and recent foster youth. You can contact us if you'd like to do that.
I and other legislators will be in Anchorage Saturday for a public meeting, so we can hear from you and share ideas. The meeting will be held at the Anchorage LIO (1500 W Benson Blvd.) from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This meeting will be “open house” style, meaning that after brief opening remarks, legislators will break out to tables assigned by legislative districts. This format will allow for more one-on-one conversations.
I hope you can make it.
So you have some information, I will attach links to a recent newsletter on the budget and a press release for a bill I filed to get Alaskans a fair share for our oil, as part of a balanced plan.
I hope to see you Saturday! And as a bonus, I finally get a long-overdue weekend trip home from the Capitol, which I’m not going to object to! I guess that’s just a bonus for me.
As always, call us if you have any questions.