Alaskans Stand Together
eNews | Alaskans Standing Together | Issue #3 | October 18, 2010

Early voting starts today

Ready... set... VOTE! Early voting starts today and continues through Nov. 2 (Election Day). Avoid long lines and cast your ballot at YOUR convenience by voting early. Click here for a list of regional elections offices.

Alaska Day - a time to remember, reflect and re-engage

Alaska Day is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the U.S. flag at Sitka on Oct. 18, 1867. What better way to celebrate our great state than to exercise your right to vote? Vote early or cast an in-person absentee ballot anytime before Election Day.

To access information on voter registration, voter assistance, language assistance, candidates, election workers, party information, petitions and ballot measures, as well as publications and election resources, visit the State of Alaska Division of Elections.

Dear Joe, What are you thinking?

by Andrew Halcro

Dear Joe,

Wow. For the third week in a row you start off the week with really bad press. What are you thinking?

Two weeks ago the story broke that you had used government equipment to do some serious politicking. Last week you topped that by saying you wouldn't be answering anymore questions until after Election day about your personal or professional history. And this week you start off the week by having your personal security force handcuff a journalist for asking you questions.

Read the rest of Andrew's letter at andrewhalcro.com.

What do we know about Scott?

As mayor of Sitka, Scott McAdams tried to broker a partnership with the University of Dubuque to reopen the historic Sheldon Jackson College, which closed in 2007, $12 million in debt. Over the next year and a half, McAdams met with Dubuque.

Dubuque's president, Jeffrey Bullock, said, "He's (McAdams) a pleasant person, but I found him to be long on promises and very, very reluctant to follow through. I'm not looking for flowery language. I'm looking for the strength to get a deal done. I didn't feel that Scott had the backbone to do that."

Fairbanks welcomes AFN

Join us in the Write-In Express at this year's Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention Oct. 21-23 in Fairbanks. This year's theme will focus on "Village Survival," with a special emphasis on exploring education, movement of peoples, sustainable economies and contributing to the nation's economic recovery.

In a special session held last month, the AFN Board of Directors voted unanimously to ratify a resolution to endorse Lisa Murkowski as candidate for the Office of United States Senator. The resolution to endorse Sen. Murkowski's write-in candidacy, AFN Resolution 10-01, will be the first resolution considered at this year's AFN Convention.

For information, visit www.nativefederation.org.

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We have Murkowsi yard signs!

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Looking for a way to publicly support Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign? Yard signs are a great way to tell your neighbors you're voting for Lisa on Nov. 2. Send an email to info@alaskansstandingtogether.org and arrange to pick up or have a yard sign delivered to you.

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Important Voter Dates

Absentee applications deadline
October 23, 2010

Election Day
November 2, 2010

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See our ads

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Hamilton - TV Ad
Mark Hamilton - TV Ad

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"I’m voting for Lisa"

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"Joe Miller is not a victim of lies and innuendo. In the end he may be a victim of the truth and his own actions."

– Jim Whitaker, former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor

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