Referendum supporters seek to repeal any changes to PFD

  • By Andrew Brewer
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 11:17am
  • News

As you now should be aware, the Legislature is about to create by law what the governor did last session to our Permanent Fund Dividend. And not only is the PFD going to be capped at $1,000 but the principle itself will be placed at risk in the future with the new method of calculation (called Percent of Market Value).

My name is Andrew Brewer, and I am a Permanent Fund Defender. Our goal is to protect the Permanent Fund and its Dividend for the People of Alaska.

Because the Legislature has an agenda other than serving the People of our State with this “restructuring” of the Permanent Fund, it is the right of the People to exercise their Constitutional right to repeal legislation by the Referendum process. That is why I’m writing you today.

The Referendum process requires that an Application be filed with the Division of Elections. This Application requires the signatures of 100 “sponsors,” registered voters from around the state, who want to keep the Dividend as it is, and the Permanent Fund safe and secure. I have prepared an application to that end. That application is available upon request by emailing, .

We will have 90 days after the Legislative session ends to collect signatures equaling 10 percent of the vote total from the last general election. Three-fourths of the districts around the state must have 7 percent of their total vote collected on the petition, and these signatures must be registered voters. I have the exact numbers for each House District provided by the Division of Elections.

It’s time to stand up and be counted, Alaska! We the People are the force that Jay Hammond expected to rise up and protect the Permanent Fund. Will you be one? Email me, and let’s get this thing going! Time is of the essence.

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