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Rep. Geran Tarr

ADVISORY: National Leader on Sexual Abuse Prevention in Alaska to Promote “Erin’s Law” 

JUNEAU – Erin Merryn, a national leader on preventing childhood sexual abuse, will be in Anchorage and Juneau this week lobbying for passage of “Erin’s Law” which would help teach children to protect themselves from sexual predators. Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is making her first visit to Alaska after successfully helping pass “Erin’s Law” in eleven other states.

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State and Rep Tarr

NEWS: Rep. Tarr Introduces Mental Health First Aid Legislation

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) proposed legislation (HB355) to authorize the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to administer a Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program and accompanying grants. Youth Mental Health First Aid training teaches trainees to detect mental illnesses and substance abuse issues and how to respond effectively to them.

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NEWS: Democratic Legislators Welcome Potential for F-35s to Come to Alaska

JUNEAU – Today, Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), and Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) welcomed the Pentagon’s announcement that Eielson Air Force Base outside Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage are two of the five Pacific military bases the Air Force is considering to station the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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