This year’s National Voter Registration Day was a success! Our fourth year promoting nonpartisan civic engagement paid off! We registered almost 40 people over the course of the day at two locations in our neighborhood: the Red Apple Market on Bragaw, and the Carrs at the Northway Mall. For questions about your voter registration status, feel free to contact the Division of Elections at: (907) 522-8683. Remember that the last day to get registered before the general election is October 7th!
House Resources Food Security Subcommittee Meeting 10/1!
Join us! The House Resources Food Security Subcommittee is meeting in Palmer on Monday, October 1 at 6 pm. We will be at the Matanuska Telephone Association, located at 480 Commercial Drive. Everyone is invited to come and share their ideas of ways the State of Alaska can help move the Agricultural Industry forward.
Invited speakers include Amy Pettit from the Alaska Farmland Trust. We will also discuss policy recommendations from a new report commissioned by the Alaska Food Policy Council, including workforce development, food storage, investment in infrastructure and shared use community kitchens. If you can’t make it, you can watch it through facebook live on my page (RepGeranTarr)
Save The Date: Restorative Justice Community Forum: 11/29, 6-8pm
For the third year, Sen. Tom Begich and I will host a Restorative Justice Community Forum. This year it will be held at the Anchorage School District (ASD) offices - 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd. Many thanks to Marcus Wilson, a former principal at North Star Elementary, now in ASD Administration, who is leading the charge to get restorative practices into the hands of every elementary school teacher in Anchorage.
The evening forum is open to all, and there are limited spaces available for the full day training on Friday, November 30. Reserve your space today! The principles of restorative justice come from indigenous cultures that value respect, compassion, dignity, healing and inclusion for all members of the community – even when there is conflict.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Magdalena Oliveros at (907) 269-0144 or Magdalena.Oliveros@akleg.gov