Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Important Friday Events - Mat-Su Dems Egan Dinner and Ocean Policy Task force Hearing

I. August Mat-Su Democrats Egan Dinner

This coming Friday at 6:00 p.m. we will be meeting once again at the Glacier Canyon Grill in the Grandview Inn, 2900 E. Parks Highway in Wasilla.

There will be open discussion on the ongoing public meetings throughout Alaska and in the Mat-Su Valley on efforts for medical care reform. Our featured speaker will be Jonathan Teeters, Alaska Coordinator for Organizing for America.

Mat-Su School Board candidates Adam Boyd, Erick Cordero, Jamey Duhamel and Sarah Welton will be describing their campaigns for the October election, and taking questions from the audience.

We'll also be sharing news about our organizing efforts for the Alaska Democratic Party booth at the Alaska State Fair.

Jonathan Teeters has attended all the health care forums held in Alaska so far. I spoke to him briefly at Sen. Murkowski's Dimond High School event yesterday. Please come hear him give what might be the best up-to-date analysis of the health care battle you'd be likely to obtain in Alaska, and support our Mat-Su Democrats!

II. Also today, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the downtown Anchorage Dena'ina Center, the White House Ocean Policy Task Force will be holding a public hearing with testimony from participants. Testimony may be given between 2:30 and 4:30 by those who sign up ahead of time.

If you can't make it to the hearing, it will be webcast on the NOAA web page. I'll be there, hopefully giving my three minutes worth of testimony. If you would like to submit testimony, but cannot make it there, you can click this link to testify in writing on-line.

The panel hearing testimony will be:

• White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco
• Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior David Hayes
• Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen
• Deputy Assistant to the President on Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal

image - Jonathan Teeters


Anonymous said...

..since when do 'progressives' celebrate right to lifer's running under democratic party cover and infiltrating the school board?

Have you all just decided to ignore what the right to lifers goals are?

Are you all blind?

Philip Munger said...

anon @ 9:31 am - The school board races are non-partisan. Both the Mat-Su Dems and Mat-Su GOP welcome candidates for our local offices. By either inviting candidates or accepting a request from one to speak to us, the party or local organization is not endorsing. Surely you can understand that.

Anonymous said...

I only recognize or 'appreciate' what is your attempt to skate away from the substantive crux of the issue.

There are any number of political 'positions' that are falsely typified as 'non partisan'.

If you want to hide behind that farcical charade rather than address the crux of the issue, that's on you.

and I can not only understand that, I've seen it employed before.