Dear Neighbors & Friends,
I hope this newsletter finds you well. You should have received the fall newsletter from Senator Begich and I, but if not please see this link: http://aksenatedems.com/docs/begich/District-19-Rep-Tarr-Sen-Begich-Newsletter-2019.pdf
Fall Neighborhood Meeting
Senator Begich and I will be hosting a townhall on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th. As has become my tradition, I’ll be making a fall harvest lunch (with lots of veggies from the farmer’s markets across town, of course!) so we can share some time together. It means so much to me that you take your time to come and share your ideas! Senator Begich and I will give a legislative update and take questions. Hope to see you there!
We all know that sexual assault is a major problem in Alaska. Foundational to this is our understanding of consent. On October 10th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Anchorage LIO (1500 W Benson Blvd) we are hosting a discussion about consent. Current Alaska Statutes do not define consent, but references "without consent". This definition hasn’t been updated or changed since 1983. It is time we reexamine this concept and determine if we need to update our definition in Alaska and how best to do so. If you cannot attend in person, please call 844-586-9085 to join telephonically. Please share this widely so we can have many voices in this conversation! Here is the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/742843129501672/
Upcoming Community Council Meetings
The Airport Heights Community Council will meet on October 17th, 7:00pm. Airport Heights Elementary School, 1510 Alder St.
P.S. Senator Begich and I really hope to see you on October 12th for a talk about all things legislative and how we can best serve you.