Monday, November 24, 2008

ALASKAN'S for TRUTH Call to ACTION!!! Alaska needs your help!!

Holding Alaska’s leaders accountable for an open, honest and transparent government through education, organization and action.

Alaskans for Truth is issuing a Call to Action for all concerned citizens to contact the Alaska State Legislature and insist that their elected representatives uphold their fiduciary responsibility and take action now as they prepare for the upcoming legislative session in January.(Contact your Legislators via the email list below).
*Link to
Legislative Council Investigation Findings Titled, "Report of the Investigation of the Circumstances Surrounding the Termination of Former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and Potential Abuses of Power and/or Improper Actions by Members of Governor Sarah Palin’s Administration, October 10, 2008."

I had wanted to take some time to do a write up in my own words, but my teen just appeared from the bowels of her bedroom. "My alarm clock didn't go oooooooff!!!!" I thought she had already left for school! My morning is SNAFU. So I will leave you with the wise and wonderful words of MUDFLATS about ALASKAN'S FOR TRUTH'S New call to action:

"It’s amazing what can be brought to life with some good old fashioned community organizing. What all this means is that Alaskans for Truth is now an official Political Action Committee, registered with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. And they have issued a call to action.
Rather than to try to figure out how to get our creature to pull something out of his non-existant pocket, and read an eloquent call to action, I’ll just give you a link to the
Alaskans for Truth website, which spells it all out. What do they want?

· Censure Governor Sarah Palin who, the Branchflower Report found to have "abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act" which provides “The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust.

· Seek contempt charges against the Governor’s husband, Todd Palin and the state officials who willingly ignored the Legislative Council's subpoenas during the investigation.

· Hold hearings on whether Gov. Palin and her husband, Todd Palin, committed perjury in their sworn statements to Timothy Petumenos, in his function as independent counsel to the Alaska State Personnel Board. (link to feldman letter)

· Call for an independent investigation to determine if Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg or others engaged in criminal witness tampering in advance of the Branchflower investigation.

How is this going to happen? In two ways.
First, the call to action involves emailing the Alaska State Legislature and letting them know in no uncertain terms that these things still matter. A governor who is in violation of a state ethics act matters. An Attorney General who tells state employees to ignore legislative subpoenas matters. A Vice Presidential candidate and her husband who may have committed perjury matters. They are trying to tell us that these things don’t matter. But, they do.
And don’t for a minute think, dear Mudflatter, that what you do won’t have an effect. Do you remember when we were all biting our nails, wondering if the Legislative Council would release the Troopergate Report? It was touch and go. That report almost didn’t get released. I was there biting my nails in person, when they voted to release it. And one of the Legislators said, “Maybe I’ll be able to get through my inbox again…….”
That means you mattered. And you can matter again. Alaska is small, and every voice that speaks up may as well be using a megaphone. Nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Everyone is heard.
And don’t worry if you are not from Alaska. Because when Sarah Palin was foisted upon you as a Vice Presidential candidate, and when she was made an international celebrity, and when 77% of Republicans want to see her on the national political stage, this matters to you too. All you need to do is explain that, in case they don’t get it.
And the second way to help, is by donating. Alaskans for Truth wants to get their message out, and that means funds are necessary. The goal is to take out ads in the Anchorage Daily News, The Anchorage Press, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, The Juneau Empire, The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, The Tundra Drums…you name it. You’ll see the
big yellow DONATE button on the website."

Legislators email list:
href="mailto:Senator_Johnny_Ellis@legis.state.ak.us">Senator_Johnny_Ellis@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Gene_Therriault@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Con_Bunde@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Bettye_Davis@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Fred_Dyson@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Kim_Elton@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Hollis_French@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Lyman_Hoffman@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Charlie_Huggins@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Albert_Kookesh@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Lesil_McGuire@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Donny_Olson@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Bert_Stedman@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Gary_Stevens@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Joe_Thomas@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Thomas_Wagoner@legis.state.ak.us, Senator_Bill_Wielechowski@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Bob_Buch@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Mike_Chenault@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Sharon_Cissna@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_John_Coghill@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Harry_Crawford@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Nancy_Dahlstrom@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Mike_Doogan@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Bryce_Edgmon@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Anna_Fairclough@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Richard_Foster@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Les_Gara@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Berta_Gardner@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Carl_Gatto@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Max_Gruenberg@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_David_Guttenberg@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_John_Harris@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Mike_Hawker@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Lindsey_Holmes@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Kyle_Johansen@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Craig_Johnson@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Reggie_Joule@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Scott_Kawasaki@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Wes_Keller@legis.state.ak.us, Representative_Mike_Kelly@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Beth_Kerttula@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Bob_Lynn@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Kevin_Meyer@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Mark_Neuman@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Kurt_Olson@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Jay_Ramras@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Woodie_Salmon@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Bill_Stoltze@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Bill_Thomas@legis.state.ak.us, Rep_Peggy_Wilson@legis.state.ak.us,


New Legislators:
joe@joepaskvan.comCharisse@votemillett.cominfo@petepetersen.netcathym@riemunoz.comchris@tuckforalaska.comaustermanforhouse@hotmail.combobherron@gmail.com

Alaskans For Truth is a not for profit political action committee committed to "Holding Alaska’s leaders accountable for an open, honest and transparent government through education, organization and action".