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Sep. 3rd, 2008 @ 12:33 pm
severe_scented
During a forum today, Tom Delay said that the Dems have a better ground game than the Republicans.

lets keep the momentum going by actually making sure that we get out the vote in November.

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On that note, I would like to rally all democrats, liberals, independents, and yes even republicans who support Barack Obama and Joe Biden to join us at some point over the next few weeks and to become a part of this campaign.

From the start Barack Obama said that this campaign was unlike any other, and if you look at what's driven it you'll notice that it's people. It’s up to us to use every bit of energy and enthusiasm that we have to help Barack Obama get elected and change the course of our nation.

Now, you might not have a lot of time to help out or get involved or you don't have money to donate. But this campaign is not just about money or for hiring staffers to do all of the organizing. It's about us getting to know our neighbors and to actually use this campaign to transform our communities by becoming more involved in them. Just last week I met a 38 year old woman who can only volunteer for 2 hours a week, so she began to have phone banking events right from her living room, and she didn't even spend a dime on it. She used her free weekend cell phone minutes.

So, if you have just 15-30 minutes a week or if you want to go all out and volunteer for 1 or 10 hours a week. We need you! There are even ways to help out and volunteer right from HOME. If you have free weekend minutes you can help us make phone calls, send messages, sign postcards, etc. So regardless of your situation you can still own a piece of this campaign and be a part of it.

To find out how to help out from home or right in your community please check out http://www.mybarackobama.com where you will have to register (no spam) and after that you can click on Action or Events - The Events feature is amazing! all you have to do is type in your zip code and you'll be able to see all the local Obama related house party, voter registration drives, book reading meetings, church events, and a variety of other local event that are both Obama and non-Obama related. So if you want to be a part of this historic campaign or if you just want to learn more about local politics, check out the "events" site feature. Below are some other ways to get involved.


Get Involved with your Local Field Office

The very first thing you should do is contact your local field office. The campaign has opened dozens of offices in states across the country. Check out this National map and find the office closest to you,

Your local field office will ask you to help in their efforts on the ground.

Get Organized Locally

In some cases, there may not be a local field office nearby, or you may be excited to get started organizing in your own town.

In order to help you in that process, we’ve created a step-by-step guide with all the resources and advice that you may need in that process.

First off, let us know that you are committed to getting your group organized! If you let us know that you're working in your local community, we can better help to empower you.

Don’t be shy in trying to get the word out. The more people that know your event is happening, the more likely you’ll get a sizable crowd.

Finally, make sure your local campaign field office knows about your event. You can find the office closest to you by visiting BarackObama.com and selecting your state.

You can also advertise your event by going to the Events site

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I personally know so many first times ranging from 16 - 72 years old who have gotten involved for the FIRST time. People who can only help out from home for 1 hour a week, and individuals who come in and volunteer every single day. What matters is that we need YOU to help us create positive change in our local communities and in turn help to change and reform this country. What matters is that we don't stay home and just talk about this stuff, but actually turn out the vote and get out there and get to know others who are trying to help our country.

Feel free to call your field office or leave me a message w/ any of your questions.

Everyone's been quiet for years.. Sep. 1st, 2008 @ 01:55 am
delicarose
But I'd still really expect a lot more discussion on here in the last few days since Alaska politics went so completely national.
Current Mood: confusedconfused

Candidates for Governor Oct. 14th, 2006 @ 03:05 pm
kirillian
Tony Knowles (Democrat) (Lt. Governor Ethan Berkowitz)

Sarah H. Palin (Republican) (Lt. Governor Sean R. Parnell)

Andrew J. Halcro (Independent) (Lt. Governor Fay Von Gemmingen)

Ted Gianoutsos (Write in: Veterans Party of America) (Lt. Governor Fran Gianoutsos)

William S. "Billy" Toien (Libertarian) (Lt. Governor: Robert D. Mirabal) No web page available. Alaska Libertarian Party

Don R. Wright (Alaskan Independence) (Lt. Governor Douglas L. Welton) No web page availalble. Alaskan Independence Party

Propositions 1 and 2 Oct. 14th, 2006 @ 10:51 am
kirillian
All links go to PDF files provided by the ALASKA Division of Elections.

Proposition 1 - Initiative to reduce the maximum length of a legislative session from 121 days to 90 days.

Full Text

Pro Statement

Con Statement

Proposition 2 - Gas Resource Tax and Production Credit
This initiative would levy a new state tax on certain oil and gas leases overlying large deposits of natural gas. The tax rate would be three cents a year per thousand cubic feet of taxable gas in the ground. Leaseholders who dispute the levy of the tax or the amount owed will have to deposit the disputed amount into an escrow account until the dispute is resolved. A leaseholder subject to the new tax could avoid paying the tax by giving up rights under oil and gas leases by December 31, 2006. When a major gas pipeline system is built and gas is transported, the resource tax will be repealed. After the repeal, the initiative provides for tax credits for some of these taxes previously paid, which could be used to reduce future production taxes owed by leaseholders on their gas.

Full Text

Pro Statement

Con Statement

Proposition 1 & 2 Oct. 12th, 2006 @ 10:16 pm
kirillian
Does anybody have any input on the propositions for the upcoming election?
I am a YES on #1 and leaning toward NO on #2.
Discussion for or against either of these?
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» 2006 Anchorage Mayoral Candidates
Jack Frost

Mark Begich

Thomas Higgins

More good info...
Municipality of Anchorage's election website
» 2006 Ballot Propositions (Anchorage Area)
PROPOSITION 1
AREAWIDE HOMELAND SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BOND
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PROPOSITION 2
ANCHORAGE PARKS AND RECREATION SERVICE AREA FACILITY BONDS
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PROPOSITION 3
APPROVING A LONG-TERM, NON EXCLUSIVE LEASE OF THE GOLF COURSE AT RUSSIAN JACK SPRINGS PARK CONTAINING 160 ACRES OF DEDICATED MUNICIPAL PARK LAND, WITH RUSSIAN JACK SPRINGS JR. GOLF ASSOCIATION, INC., A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPGRADING AND MAINTAINING PUBLIC GOLF FACILITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS AND PROVIDING EXERCISE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THROUGH THE GAME OF GOLF.
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PROPOSITION 4
A DISPOSAL OF 69 ACRES MORE OR LESS OF DEDICATED MUNICIPAL PARK LAND, DESCRIBED AS TRACT A, SEVENTY ACRE SUBDIVISION, PLAT NO. 96-32, FOR FAIR MARKET VALUE BY EXCHANGE FOR ALL OR A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF TRACT A, SOCCER & BASEBALL SUBDIVISION, PLAT NO. 98-53, CONTAINING 38 ACRES MORE OR LESS, LOCATED ADJACENT TO SOUTH ANCHORAGE BALL FIELDS, TO PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT LLC.
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PROPOSITION 5
A DISPOSAL OF DEDICATED MUNICIPAL PARK LAND DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MIRROR LAKE/EDMONDS LAKE PARK, CONTAINING 20 ACRES MORE OR LESS, FOR FAIR MARKET VALUE BY EXCHANGE FOR A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 80 ACRES MORE OR LESS, FOR A TRAIL-HEAD PARKING LOT AND TRAIL CORRIDOR TO MT. BALDY, LOCATED ADJACENT TO CHUGACH STATE PARK, TO EKLUTNA, INC.
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PROPOSITION 6
ACQUISITION AND RESTORATION OF THE 4TH AVENUE THEATRE BOND
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PROPOSITION 7
ANCHORAGE ROADS AND DRAINAGE SERVICE AREA ROAD AND STORM DRAINAGE BONDS
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PROPOSITION 8
ANCHORAGE FIRE SERVICE AREA FIRE PROTECTION BONDS
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PROPOSITION 9
EDUCATIONAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS
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PROPOSITION 10
EDUCATIONAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS
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PROPOSITION 11
EDUCATIONAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS
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PROPOSITION 12
CHARTER AMENDMENT: AMENDMENTS TO MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE HOME RULE CHARTER, ARTICLE XXI, MUNICIPAL VEHICLE CODE ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS, TO AUTHORIZE TRAFFIC VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT BY MUNICIPAL PEACE OFFICERS DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY THE CHIEF OF POLICE.
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PROPOSITION 13
SALES & USE TAX ON TANGIBLE GOODS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS AND A $200 CAP, A PROVISION FOR PARTIAL COST REIMBURSEMENT TO SELLERS COLLECTING THE TAX, AND A SUNSET PROVISION, WITH ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF THE TAX RECEIPTS AFTER COSTS OF COLLECTION, APPLIED EQUALLY THROUGHOUT THE MUNICIPALIITY TO FUND ESSENTIAL SERVICES IN SUBSTITUTION OF PROPERTY TAXES.
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PROPOSITION 14
APPROVING THE ANNEXATION OF CAMPBELL CANYON SUBDIVISION TO THE SECTION 6/CAMPBELL AIRSTRIP ROAD LRSA AND AMENDING THE SECTION 6/CAMPBELL AIRSTRIP ROAD LRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVELY AS OF JANUARY 1, 2006.
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PROPOSITION 15
APPROVING ANNEXATION OF THE VIEWS AT PROMINENCE POINTE SUBDIVIDION TO THE SOUTH GOLDENVIEW LRSA AND AMENDING THE SOUTH GOLDENVIEW LRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVELY AS OF JANUARY 1, 2006.
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PROPOSITION 16
APPROVING THE ANNEXING OF LOT 3, BLOCK 1, STONY BROOK SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-511-09-000-18); LOT 2, BLOCK 2, STONY BROOK SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-511-18-000-19); LOT 3, BLOCK 2, STONY BROOK SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-511-19-000-17); AND LOT 1, BLOCK 2, STONY BROOK SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-511-17-000-11) TO THE LAKEHILL LRSA AND AMENDING THE LAKEHILL LRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007.
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PROPOSITION 17
APPROVING REMOVAL OF LOT 1A, BLOCK 1, PANORAMA TERRACE SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-092-35-000-06); LOT 3, HILLSIDE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-092-76-000-06); AND LOT 1, HILLSIDE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (TAX PARCEL 015-092-74-000-06) FROM THE UPPER O’MALLEY LRSA AND AMENDING THE UPPER O’MALLEY LRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVELY AS OF JANUARY 1, 2006.
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PROPOSITION 18
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE BEAR VALLEY LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 19
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE BIRCH TREE/ ELMORE LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 20
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE SECTION 6/CAMPBELL AIRSTRIP ROAD LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 21
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE SEQUOIA ESTATES LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 22
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH GOLDENVIEW AREA LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 23
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE TALUS WEST LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 24
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE UPPER O’MALLEY LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 25
APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE VILLAGES SCENIC PARKWAY LIMITED ROAD SERVICE AREA FOR AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS.
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PROPOSITION 26
APPROVING CREATION OF A NEW SERVICE AREA TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE EXISTING AND FUTURE STREET LIGHTS IN THE TABLELANDS SUBDIVISION, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVELY AS OF JANUARY 1, 2006.
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» ORVs ON THE DALTON HIGHWAY -- IMPORTANT MEETINGS NEXT WEEK
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And figured it'd be of some importance. I, personally, don't want ATV's allowed in there. Any other opinions with back up? Agree?
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