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  • Wednesday, June 04, 2008

    ALASKA FOCUS: Diane Benson, Mark Begich, Groups and Events

    ALASKA ACT BLUE SITE: Donate to turn Alaska Blue. We have very competitive House and Senate races in Alaska right now and a really good chance to win both. I believe if we want to win the Senate and end the war, these two races are critical.

    You can help win by joining Diane Benson's volunteer brigades. Diane is one of the best candidates running anywhere in the country this year.

    Here is a Youtube Video of a 2006 ad Diane Benson ran describing just what is wrong with the incumbent Republican:




    Alaska also has a Senate fight that Dems have a good chance of winning. Let me introduce you to Mark Begich, who is running for Senate against probably the most corrupt politician in America today, Ted Stevens. Here is video from Mark's website:




    Here are some other events around Alaska:

    VETERANS FOR PEACE Chapter 100, Juneau, Alaska
    *Weekly Peace Vigil
    3rd & Seward Streets
    Thursdays 12-1 p.m.

    Honor the dead and protest the Iraq War & Occupation.

    *Juneau Veterans for Peace Meeting Second Thursday of Each Month
    We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Northern Light United Church, 400 11th Street, Juneau, AK. These meetings are usually over by 7:00 or 7:30 p.m.

    *Juneau Veterans for Peace Meeting Third Saturday of Each Month
    We also meet on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at The Back Room, silverbow Inn-Bakery, 120 2nd Street, Juneau, AK.
    These meetings are usually over by 10:00 a.m.

    Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend.

    *Also Listen each month to "Peace Talk" Radio
    every 3rd Monday
    7 - 8 p.m. Alaska Time
    KTOO NEWS 104.5 FM
    www.ktoo.org

    One hour of interviews & news on issues of war and peace, hosted by Phil Smith,
    VFP Chapter 100 President

    Interior Democrats Monthly Meeting
    When: 4th Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Interior Democrats Headquarters
    507 Gaffney Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99701

    Host: Interior Democrats
    Contact: davidwvalentine_at_yahoo.com
    Info: Interior Democrats meet regularly at 6:30 pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month at our new headquarters at 507 Gaffney Street (the Stone Soup Community Center building).

    All interested persons are invited.

    Women in Black - Peace Vigil
    Every Saturday, 1pm – 2pm
    Wherecorner of 10th & I.
    Dressing in black is preferable. No political signs, only "peace." Some signs provided.

    Alaskans for Peace and Justice
    Every Tuesday, 7pm – 9pm
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church Anchorage
    Alaskans 4 Peace and Justice is commited to nonviolence and creative ways to achieve social justice. We sponsor and organize peace rallies and Documentary films. Our roots go back to shortly after 9/11 when we organized to oppose the growing use of tragedy to excuse aggression and injustice. Our meetings are open to all who share this ideal.

    Weekly Anchorage Peace Vigil
    Every Friday, 12:00 – 13:00
    Federal Building, Anchorage

    Weekly Juneau Peace Vigil
    Peace Park, noon every Thursday
    Support local Juneau Veterans for Peace vigil. New location during the legislative session - 3rd and Seward Street at the "Peace Park"


    For a more social environment, here are Drinking Liberally events in Alaska:

    Anchorage, Alaska
    * Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm onward
    * Inlet Tower, 1200 L St (Inside Mixx Grill)
    * Hosted by Ruthie Kreuzer and Carly Horton, anchorage (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Fairbanks, Alaska
    * First and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm onward
    * We are now meeting Twice a month.
    * First week of the month will be at varying restaurants around town and we'll meet at the PUB on UAF's campus every third Wed of the month
    * Also, EVERY Sunday we meet for coffee at ACRC at 10:30am
    * Hosted by Michael Wenstrup and David Valentine, fairbanks (at) drinkingliberally.org

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