PRESS AVAILABILITY: Rep. Tarr Joins Campaign to Raise Awareness about Food Waste in Alaska

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) will join representatives of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition, the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service, and the Glory Hole in Juneau for a press availability Wednesday morning at 9:30. The event is in conjunction with a campaign to reduce food waste across the nation. In addition, Rep. Tarr will introduce a resolution encouraging a reduction in food waste in Alaska during Wednesday’s House Floor session.

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NEWS: State Legislators Call for End to Gender Pay Gap in Alaska

Rep. Geran Tarr

JUNEAU — Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage), and Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) are joining lawmakers in more than 20 states in commemorating the 7th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. They are calling attention to the ongoing gender pay gap in Alaska.

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PRESS ADVISORY: On the 7th Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Act, Alaska Lawmakers Will Join National Push to Close Gender Pay Gap

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – On Friday, which is the 7th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, three members of the Alaska Legislature will hold a press availability to discuss equal pay legislation being considered during the ongoing legislative session in Juneau. This is part of a larger national effort to raise awareness of the need to ensure women are paid equally for doing the same work as their male counterparts. At Friday’s event the three lawmakers will be joined by other women working on the equal pay issue in Alaska, including representatives with the Alaska Women’s Lobby.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Legislative Session Begins

Tarr's Times

We’re set up in Juneau and ready to go! All eyes are on the legislature this session as we address the need for a fiscal plan. The good news is we did plan for this day with savings and we have assets. No one predicted oil would drop to recent record lows of $26 so there is a reasonable sense of urgency. I believe that if the Legislature works together we can come up with proposals that work for Alaska. I want to reassure you that I will be working overtime with my colleagues to come up with a solution that is fair to all Alaskans.

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