- Alaska Legislature
DEFEND Our PFD and Fund NOW
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Tell the Legislators to save our PFD and Permanent Fund in the 2017 Session!
As the Owner State, Alaska's resource wealth belongs to all Alaskans. Governor Walker and the Legislature are planning 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 2017 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 2018 public vote for a Constitutional Amendment to guarantee our PFD in the future. The PFD will never be safe without this.
Thanks for signing and sharing on this legislation to protect Alaskans' dividend and Fund.
More information on these bills at www.akleg.gov Senate Bill 1 and 2 (these bills restore the PFD money cut in 2016) http://www.akleg.gov/basis/get_documents.asp?session=30&docid=131 The FUND and PFD RESTRUCTURE plan 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/
RESTORE the PFD Funds cut in 2016. 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
KTVA Ch 11 TV news story: http://www.ktva.com/former-lawmakers-political-activists-launch-group-block-pfd-restructure-230/
- Alaska Legislature
Defend Alaskans' PFD and Fund from Government Spending. Tell Legislators to Stop the Raid!
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