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.


Redistricting in Alaska

Every ten years new legislative district boundaries are drawn based on the most recent census data. If you’d like to learn more about the process, how you can participate, and are wondering what comes next, we invite you to join Alaska Common Ground this Friday, October 29th at 5:30 pm as we host Senator Tom Begich to discuss what fair redistricting looks like and why it matters. More information.

Register for the zoom webinar here.


Tackling Alaska’s Fiscal Problems

August 3, 2021

As the Alaska Legislature was getting ready to enter into a third special session, we invited key legislators to inform Alaskans about the State’s fiscal crisis and options to resolve it. More information here.

Cliff Groh is in Juneau monitoring the current Legislative Special Session. He is not representing Alaska Common Ground. If you would like to receive his updates you can contact him through his website here.

Tackling Alaska’s Fiscal Problems – Aug 3, 2021

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.


Who is Alaska Common Ground?

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.

Buildings & Energy | January 28Video and more info

Transportation & Land Use | February 25 – More info and video

Food Systems | March 25More info and video

Consumption & Solid Waste | April 29More info and video


Annual Meeting and Fiscal Discussion

We held our Annual Meeting on April 5 when we also featured a timely presentation on Alaska’s fiscal future featuring Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, D.-Anchorage, and Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D.-Anchorage and Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee who each presented a plan to address Alaska’s structural fiscal crisis before questioning each other and taking audience questions. Moderated by Alaska Common Ground Board Member Cliff Groh.


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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