DEFEND Our PFD and Fund NOW
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Thanks for signing this petition if you are an ALASKA RESIDENT. Please include where you live in Alaska. If you are not, your help for this cause is welcome with a donation to Permanent Fund Defenders. Go to www.gofundme.com/pfdak Many from around the world have offered support, thank you for helping Alaskans defend our Permanent Fund and citizen rights in the Commons!
ALASKAN VOTERS: Sign this petition and contact your Legislators to save our PFD and Permanent Fund. Demand YOUR vote to lock the PFD securely in the Constitution safe from politicians.
As the Owner State, Alaska's resource wealth belongs to all Alaskans. Governor Walker and the Legislature are planning AGAIN to restructure and spend the PFD and Fund earnings without public consent. This theft endangers the Fund and blocks the rights of Alaskans.
We have other solutions to Alaska's fiscal problems including getting a fair share for our resources, budget reform, and raising revenues in ways that Alaskans choose.
Alaska Legislators, as our elected representatives, we urge you to do everything in your power to protect the public interest for Alaska voters and Permanent Fund shareholders through the following actions. We strongly support these votes:
OPPOSE THE PFD AND FUND RESTRUCTURE: VOTE NO on Governor Walker's plan to restructure and spend from the PFD and Permanent Fund without public consent. Don't allow this!
SUPPORT A PUBLIC VOTE ON PFD USE: VOTE YES to pass legislation requiring a PFD Advisory Vote by the People of Alaska to decide if PFD money will be used for government spending this year. No PFD change without the Peoples' consent.
SUPPORT A CONSTITUTIONAL PFD GUARANTEE: We support a public vote for a Constitutional Amendment to guarantee our full PFD, according to the historic formula. The PFD will never be safe without this.
Thanks for signing and sharing on this legislation to protect Alaskans' dividend and Fund. Join Permanent Fund Defenders and donate to help at get this message out in media at www.pfdak.com
The FUND and PFD RESTRUCTURE plan with a POMV and PFD cut is a dangerous dismantling of a system that's not broken: https://www.adn.com/opinions/2016/08/23/fiscal-plan-must-strengthen-both-permanent-fund-and-dividend/
PFD cuts are a regressive tax. Every $1000 of a PFD brings 12-25,000 people above poverty and it will lift the economy out of the recession with a billion dollars in economic activity. http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Permanent-Fund-dividends-keep-thousands-of-Alaskans-above-poverty-line-report-408114335.html
AN ADVISORY VOTE ON THE PFD was Governor Knowles' and Legislature's plan in 1999. They said then, it's the right of Alaskans to decide on changes to the Fund and PFD. It still is: http://www.web-ak.com/pfd/knowles.html#letter
TIME FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR OUR PFD. These raids will continue until the PFD has guaranteed Constitutional protection. The PFD connected to the performance of the Fund makes the public watchdogs on the government from spending down the Peoples' Fund. Preserve this successful model of wealth sharing in the Commons for today and future generations of Alaskans. https://www.adn.com/opinions/2016/12/17/do-alaskans-have-a-constitutional-right-to-the-pfd/ Here is the bill now in the Legislature http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/30?Hsid=SJR001A
More about the Permanent Fund Defender group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pfdak and website at www.pfdak.com Leaders include founders of the Permanent Fund, Clem Tillion, (President) and Rick Halford (Board member). Also, Joe Geldhof, (Board member) and officers, Dr. Jack Hickel (Vice-President), Juanita Cassellius (Secretary). This is a non-partisan, educational non-profit group welcoming Alaskans from all parties to join this fight together to save our Fund and PFD.
Donate to this campaign at www.gofundme.com/pfdak All funds go to ads and outreach, no paid staff or office to pay for.
KTVA Ch 11 TV news story: http://www.ktva.com/former-lawmakers-political-activists-launch-group-block-pfd-restructure-230/
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