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.

30th Anniversary

We enjoyed seeing those of you who joined us for our 30th Anniversary Celebration on June 1. Thank you also to those who joined us via zoom. If you missed it, or had a hard time hearing it, you can read Peg’s talk here.

Alaska’s New Election System

Are you wondering how Alaska’s new election system will change the way you vote and how votes will be counted? Please check out this video of Alaska Common Ground’s event on April 27 discussing our new open primary system and ranked choice voting. More resources and information here.

ACG Opposes a Constitutional Convention

On the November general election ballot, Alaskan voters will be asked “Shall there be a Constitutional Convention”. At the March 16 board meeting, Alaska Common Ground’s Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution supporting a “No” vote. Read the resolution and find out more here.

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Looking for a no nonsense guide to Alaska’s fiscal crisis?

Check out Alaska Common Ground’s guide to Alaska’s fiscal issues. You can also find more resources and information on previous events here.

Climate Action Series

Alaska Common Ground hosted a series exploring local solutions to the climate crisis based on the goals found in Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan. You can find video and more information at the links below.

We, the Board of Alaska Common Ground, stand in solidarity with Black lives. We stand against the legacies of racism and violence that have attempted to silence Black and Indigenous voices, and all People of Color, for generations throughout this country including Alaska. Read the full statement here.

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