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

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