Letter to the Editor: A citizen call to action

We elected a governor who stood on the principles of transparency and restoring the public trust.

For at least three years now we have heard the relentless cries that our government and governor don’t hear us here in Alaska. That they won’t listen to our calls and letters. They don’t care about what we the people want. That there is nothing that we can do, it won’t matter anyway.

I say if that is true, then it is our fault.

Important legislation will be decided this session in Juneau, protecting our PFD in the Constitution, paying statutory PFDs, crime reform and budget issues. Our legislators use public input in the decision-making process. If they are not hearing from us then we are not doing our jobs.

Last election the people of Alaska sent a message to the government. We elected a governor who stood on the principles of transparency and restoring the public trust. I say let us put his words to the test. Take up this call to action and get involved. Go to http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/ to locate your senator and representatives if you don’t know who they are. Find all their contact information, and send them a note, email or call their office. You can also do the same with our governor here: https://gov.alaska.gov/.

Alaskans do your part!

— Brandi Wadkins, Soldotna

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