Constituent Coffee and Other Updates
March 17, 2022
Dear Neighbor,

Please join me and my staff this Sunday at 8:30am for a constituent coffee at New Sagaya. We look forward to seeing you in person to talk about legislative session and neighborhood concerns.

Campaign Finance Reform Passes House:
The House Majority Coalition developed and passed campaign finance reform legislation this week that will bring back campaign contribution limits after those limits were eliminated by political appointees on APOC. I offered a successful amendment to limit outside contribution to no more than 25% of a candidates total campaign contributions.

Violence Against Women:
The Tribal Affairs Committee of which I am a member is advancing legislation to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis. Yesterday. President Biden signed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, and Senator Murkowski and Congressman Don Young included language in that bill empowering Alaska tribes to crack down on perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Child Care Bill in House Finance:
The House Finance Committee is considering HB 149, a bill of mine to strengthen the child care sector. I'm working with child care advocates like thread, Alaskans for the Education of Young Children, and Growing Alaska Leaders on an amendment (which Rep. Josephson will offer) to authorize a child care trust fund, and an endowment that would provide a sustainable ongoing funding stream to expand the supply of childcare and make prices more affordable for parents. If you share my belief we must act to strengthen the child care sector, send me an email supporting HB 149 and a Child Care Trust Fund and we'll include it in the public record.

Op-Eds:

Russia:
The House Labor & Commerce Committee is drafting four bills to ensure that Russia is not profiting off of Alaska investments. We will introduce the bills and hear them in committee soon.

Survey Results:
Thanks to everyone who responded to our revenue survey:
Hope to see you this weekend,
Zack
Cast Your Ballot:
Election Day is Tuesday, April 5th. The last day to register to vote is Sunday March 6, which is 30 days before the Municipal election. Ballot packages will be mailed to voters by March 15, 2022. Temporary mailing address applications must be received by March 29, 2022. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day, April 5th . You can now track your ballot via text or email updates.
Visit the Municipality of Anchorage Election page for more information!
Weigh in on Infrastructure Funding:
Here's another chance for you to weigh in on building resilient transportation infrastructure in Alaska through the Infrastructure Bill. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has launched an infrastructure survey to hear from Alaskans. You can complete the survey here.
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