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