THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Alaska

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR ALASKA

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN ALASKA

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN ALASKA

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN ALASKA

Twenty-six states, including Alaska & DC allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached.  LEARN MORE! 

Alaska DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Urge the new Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and Add your name to demand that Congress makes a bold show of support for our democracy — and passes the For the People Act.

 

HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!

 

Success Stories

ALASKA PASSES MEASURE 2

Measure 2 makes Alaska the second state to adopt ranked choice voting for general elections. The measure also enhances campaign financing disclosure requirements, ending “dark money”; and creates an open primary system, allowing all Alaskans to vote regardless of party registration.

Alaskans for Better Elections

The Superior Court certified the Alaskans for Better Elections Initiative, clearing the way for signature gathering to begin. The ruling overturns the Division of Elections’ initial denial of their application—made on the advice of Attorney General Kevin Clarkson—and allows the initiative to move forward to appear on the ballot next year.