In this Empire file photo, Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

In this Empire file photo, Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: An open letter to Alaska from Recall Dunleavy

We cannot ignore Governor Dunleavy’s recent push to spread misinformation about us.

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:24pm
  • Opinion

Unlike Governor Dunleavy, we speak directly to you. Recall Dunleavy remains a broad, bipartisan, Alaskan-driven movement of people who care too much about our state to watch this governor cause irreversible economic harm and social distress to our home.

This Governor lacks a basic understanding of his own constituents and what we care about: respect for separation of powers, responsible planning for economic stability, and competent decision making that makes Alaska a great place to live. His partisan lies and misguided appeals to out of state news outlets only serve as further proof that this recall is critical to getting our state back on track.

We cannot ignore Governor Dunleavy’s recent push to spread misinformation about us and appeal to media in the Lower 48, rather than speaking with Alaskans about the issues our state faces. Contrary to what Dunleavy’s telling Outside media, this movement is not fueled by “special interests.” We are regular Alaskans; and we are Alaskans before we are Republicans, Democrats, Nonpartisan, or Unaffiliated voters.

Soon we will all have the opportunity to sign a second time during the petition phase of this movement. We are counting on Alaskans to stand tall to recall Governor Mike Dunleavy, whose extreme actions have unequivocally demonstrated that he is the wrong man for the job.

For Alaska,

Joe Usibelli Sr., Co-Chair

Arliss Sturgulewski, Co-Chair

Vic Fischer, Co-Chair

Aaron Welterlen, Steering Committee Member

Barbara Donatelli, Steering Committee Member

Bruce Jamieson, Steering Committee Member

Derek Reed, Steering Committee Member

Jerry Sadler, Steering Committee Member

Jim Dodson, Steering Committee Member

Jon Cook, Steering Committee Member

Joelle Hall, Steering Committee Member

Meda DeWitt, APOC Chair, Steering Committee Member

Meg Nordale, Steering Committee Member

Mike Mason, Steering Committee Member

Vince Beltrami, Steering Committee Member

More in Opinion

This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Join us in voting against a constitutional convention

Voting no on a constitutional convention is vital to the well-being and stability of our state.

Michael O’Meara.
Point of View: Tell BOEM how you feel

It seems like BOEM should prioritize input from people most likely to be affected if leases are sold

The State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology webpage. (Screenshot/oit.alaska.gov)
Cloud migration now underway will strengthen, enhance State IT systems

At the most basic level, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services remotely

Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska Voices: Better schools for a better economy

We need leaders who care about our children’s futures

A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Voices of the Peninsula: This is our borough and city

By Therese Lewandowski Another election already? Yes! This is our local elections… Continue reading

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in Juneau, Alaska, in March 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Opinion: APFC keeps steady keel during turbulent year

FY2022 was a challenging year for all investors

t
Opinion: Don’t get scammed like I nearly did

I should have just turned off the computer.

Homer Foundation
Point of View: Nonprofits provide essential services not provided by cities

By our count, nonprofits provide more than 100 jobs to our communities

Most Read