Kodiak Crab Festival & Better Elections Recap

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Kodiak is getting ready to vote Yes on 2 this November! In addition to the socially distant outdoor conversation on Ballot Measure 2 between neighbors across the political spectrum pictured above, Kodiak Island Brewing Co. hosted Yes on 2 for a table outside the brewery in the beer garden (note: you can pick up a sign from the brewery!) we …

Partisan Primaries Fail Alaskans: Low Turnout, Divisive Results

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The dismal voter turnout in the Aug. 18 closed primary elections illustrates one of the biggest reasons Alaska needs to update how voters elect their representatives—the disenfranchisement of the more than half of Alaska’s voters who choose not to register as a Republican or Democrat. The current closed primary system allows a fraction of a district’s electorate …

On Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, advocates continue to work to expand participation in Alaska’s elections

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Ballot Measure 2 Seeks To Ensure Better Representation for Underrepresented Alaska Native and Minority Communities ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Today is the 55th anniversary of the National Voting Rights Act, one of the most significant and successful pieces of civil rights legislation in the nation’s history. As the Yes on 2 For Better Elections campaign works to improve Alaska’s elections by giving Alaskans more …