Articles tagged with: One Anchorage
We lost one of our beautiful young ones two days ago. Mya Dale died Wednesday morning, June 20. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, classmates, and all she touched in our community.
The Anchorage Assembly will hold a work session on election recount issues at City Hall on Friday, June 15. The topic will be the 15-precinct hand recount of of the botched April 3 Anchorage municipal election, and will include a report by members of the Recount Group which called for, and observed, the hand recount.
Barbara Jones, currently the Anchorage Municipal Ombudsman, has been appointed Anchorage Municipal Clerk, and will take up the position on July 1. She will replace Barbara Gruenstein, who submitted a letter of resignation on May 22, on the same day that the Anchorage Assembly recertified the botched April 3 municipal election after the limited 15-precinct hand recount. The 10-voter group which paid for the recount is preparing a report which will reportedly be part of the discussion at an Anchorage Assembly work session on June 15.
Trevor Storrs will be the Grand Marshal for Anchorage’s 2012 Celebrating Diversity Parade, Alaska Pride Fest announced Saturday. The Celebrating Diversity Parade, to be held on Saturday, June 9, is part of Alaska Pride Fest 2012.
An update of news about Anchorage’s highly problematic April 3 election since our story of yesterday morning. Bent Alaska urges Anchorage voters to attend tonight’s Anchorage Assembly meeting; Bent Alaska will also be livetweeting from that meeting @bentalaska.
Shannon Sanderson reports on how the LGBTQA community is responding to the apparent failure of Proposition 5: “We’ve built a stronger and more tolerant Anchorage, and we know we have farther to go.”
Another few laps: Reports of Prop 5′s demise are premature (& proof Minnery knew he was spreading false information)
Headlines which announce the failure of Proposition 5 are premature. Unanticipated voter turnout due to irregularities caused by misinformation sent out by Prop 5 opponent Jim Minnery leave a deep cloud over election results.
It’s election day in the Municipality of Anchorage. For advocates of equal protection from discrimination for LGBT people, it’s the day we’ve all been working toward. If you are an Anchorage voter, please vote YES on Proposition 5.
Anchorage Baptist Temple donated 61% of the $73,605 raised so far by the anti-Proposition 5 group “Protect Your Rights” chaired by Jim Minnery of the Alaska Family Council, according to media reports.
Nearly 1,100 Alaskans — about 75% of contributors — have so far donated to One Anchorage, a March 7 press release announced. But it didn’t take long for anti-LGBT leader Jim Minnery to claim that “Outside Gay Rights Funds Bankroll Prop. 5 Supporters,” completely ignoring One Anchorage’s numerous in-state contributors.