An engaged Alaskan democracy.

If you believe that:

  • Democracy depends on citizen participation,
  • Alaskans have a lot of good ideas that should be shared,
  • Polarization is not the way our communities and state should function, and
  • By respectfully exchanging ideas with one another, we can work toward solving the problems facing our community, state, and nation;

Alaska Common Ground invites you to join us in an effort to enhance our democratic way of life by engaging Alaskans in respectful conversations. We work to build a better understanding on important public policy issues through forums, group discussions, policy papers and public service announcements.

We had a great turnout for a forum on Alaska’s Fiscal Future on Saturday, October 4th. This non-partisan forum looked at the big picture of Alaska’s public finances to help Alaskans understand the choices we will likely face as oil production declines. Forum was presented in partnership with the Institute of Social and Economic Research.

We were able to film the event thanks to donations from Northrim Bank, First National Bank Alaska and CM Bidwell and Associates. We’re working on raising enough funds to cover the cost of editing. If you’d like to help out please consider making a donation. There’s a button at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Something every Alaskan should know!

Video and audio of our Ballot Measure Series forums as well as other information on the measures we will be voting on in November can be found on those forum pages which you can access here.

If you are interested in receiving advance notice of our events please send us your e-mail and we will add you to our list.