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Unrepresented: Alaska Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion
Watch the film May 23-25
Panel discussion - Tuesday, May 25, 5 pm
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Join us for a virtual Alaska screening from May 23-25 of the new, award winning documentary, Unrepresented, a deep dive into the influence of money in politics, followed on Tuesday, May 25, from 5-6 pm Alaska time, by a panel discussion of national and Alaska experts on the issues raised by the film.

Registrants will receive links to both the Alaska screening of the film (sent before the availability of the screening) and Zoom invite for the subsequent panel discussion (the panel discussion also will be available on Facebook Live).
 
Last year, Alaska became the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics with the successful passage of Ballot Measure 2. This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow Alaskans fed up with money’s outsized political influence who are ready to work together to get it out!

Panel:
Moderator: Jason Grenn, Alaskans for Better Elections
* Alaska State Senator Bill Wielechowski
* Daniel Falconer (Film Director)
* David Walker (former US Comptroller General)
* Julie Olson (Alaska Move to Amend)

Co-Hosts: Alaska Move to Amend, American Promise Alaska, Alaska Common Ground, Alaskans for Better Elections, Braver Angels Alaska, FixUS-Alaska
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Why it Matters: Healing the Divide


In April, we cohosted a civic engagement event with the Alaska Humanities Forum. We used the values written into the Preambles of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution as a starting place to explore the things that matter to us, our nation, and each other. You can find out more about this event and view the rest of the creative graphics developed from it here

Since then, the Alaska Humanities Forum has continued to produce ways to engage, including these three new podcast episodes thinking critically about the importance of community representation in conversation, at the polls, and at the table. Whether you're yearning for more places to explore civic engagement in Alaska or just want a small break from other tasks at hand, take a look through these links or more of the work and community ideation that emerged as a part of the "Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation" initiative, and thank you for your continual engagement.

Gunnar Knapp's Reflections on Alaska’s Fundamental Fiscal Choices

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This event hosted by the Harvard, Yale, Princeton Clubs of Alaska, featured Gunnar Knapp discussing Alaska's fiscal options. Alaska—like all states—has always faced three fundamental and inter-related fiscal choices: how much to collect in taxes and resource revenues from residents and businesses; how much to spend for state services, capital investments and payments to citizens; and how much of current revenues to save for the future. The fiscal choices we have been making and that we make this year will have important implications for the kind of economy and society Alaskans (including ourselves and our children) will have in the future. 

Fiscal Discussion from our Annual Meeting is available to watch

The 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 are available to view.

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