This week

Monday, March 31st: Get Out The Vote phone bank at Planned Parenthood 5:30-8:00 p.m. Contact Planned Parenthood directly to rsvp at 770-9705.

Tuesday, April 1st: Vote! And take your friends with you, not the friends who you know will vote, but the friends you think might not vote. Drag them to the polls if you have to! Every vote counts!

Wednesday, April 2nd: AWPA meeting! Gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott will be attending the social hour 5:30-6:00. Bring any questions you have for him. Unfortunately, he has to leave early, so if you’d like to meet him get there early. For our program, Beverly Churchill will be speaking about Move to Amend, a national organization working towards an amendment to the constitution to clarify that corporations should NOT have constitutional rights. We are now taking orders for more T-shirts, so let us know if you’d like to order one for $20. As usual, the meeting will begin at 6:00 at 3801 Centerpoint Dr. We’ll see you there!

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Upcoming Phone Banks for the Municipal Election

There are two phone banks coming up at Planned Parenthood for the municipal election. The first is 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 23rd. The second is 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31st. If you would like to help with either of these phone banks, please contact Planned Parenthood directly at 770-9705. If you would like to help some of the great candidates before the municipal election, but these times/dates don’t work for you, we have links to their websites on our upcoming elections page, so you can volunteer with or donate to the candidates directly. Some of these candidates are in tough races and really need our help, so please help them if you can. Thank you for all of your hard work!!!

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Fundraiser for Byron Mallott

Byron Mallot supporters, there will be a fundraiser for him this Thursday, March 6th 5:30-7:00 p.m. at his campaign headquarters, 505 W. Northern Lights Blvd. The suggested contribution is $100, but all contributions are welcome. Please RSVP to Lennon Bronsema at lbronsema@byronmallott.com or (907) 957-9125. If you can’t make it, you can always donate online at http://www.byronmallott.com. We hope to see you there!

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Vote early; vote often!

You can vote in the municipal election as early as March 17th! Click here for locations and schedules. If you want to learn more about the candidates, everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meeting March 5th at the Centerpoint Building at 3801 Centerpoint Dr., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and meet some of the candidates there.

Also if you want to order an AWPA t-shirt while they are still $17, make sure you let us know by March 5th. After that they will be $20 each.

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Fundraiser for women’s rights advocate, Senator Mark Begich today!

Fundraiser today, February 28th, for Senator Mark Begich with special guest, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The fundraiser will be at Governor Bill Sheffield’s house, 3125 Susitna View Ct. 6:30-7:30, with a suggested donation of $100. Please RSVP with Chloe Cotton at 258-2583 or ccotton@begich.com. If you can’t make it, but would like to donate, you can send a check to Alaskans for Begich 2014 at 1231 W. Northern Lights Blvd. #605 in Anchorage, 99503 or online at
https://secure.markbegich.com/page/contribute/akmanc0228

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Proposed endorsements for April 1st election

The slate of candidates the Alaska Women for Political Action board will be recommending for endorsements/support in the municipal election is:

Assembly:

Elvi Gray-Jackson, Tim Steele, Patrick Flynn, Pete Petersen, Sharron Gibbons, and Bruce Dougherty.

School Board:

Kameron Perez-Verdia (also endorsed by the Anchorage Education Association) and Patrick Higgins.

Meet some of the candidates at our meeting on March 5th at 6:00 p.m. at 3801 Centerpoint Dr, just off 36th Ave between Arctic Blvd and C Street. We’ll see you there!

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March 5th meeting

Remember our monthly meeting on March 5th will be our endorsements meeting for the municipal elections April 1st. Come help us decide who to endorse/support and order your T-shirts! There will likely be some candidates there, as usual, to tell us about themselves and their platforms.

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