Alaska’s state constitution was ratified in 1956. While the document has been amended numerous times since then, it has never been revisited in its entirety. That could change if voters approve a ballot measure this November asking whether Alaska should revisit its constitution by holding a convention with elected delegates. Whether or not the measure passes could have a major impact on the state’s political future.
Join us Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium for a free live debate between advocates on both sides of the issue. Moderated by veteran journalist Lori Townsend, the debate will include questions from a panel of reporters from Alaska Public Media, Alaska Beacon and Anchorage Daily News. Debating will be:
Bob Bird, Chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party and host of Talk of the Kenai (KSRM 920 AM)
Loren Leman, former Alaska Lieutenant Governor
Joelle Hall, President Alaska AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations)
Matt Shuckerow, Owner Fathom Strategic Communications
When: Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Organized by Alaska Public Media & UAA’s Seawolf Debate Program
Co-Sponsored by Commonwealth North, the Alaska Beacon, & the Anchorage Daily News
Support for this event was provided by the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism & the Atwood Foundation
Photos used in marketing courtesy of KTOO.