Video: Watch the debate on whether Alaska should hold a constitutional convention

By Anchorage Daily News


Advocates for and against holding a constitutional convention outlined their positions during a live-streamed debate in Anchorage on Thursday.

The question that will be posed to Alaska voters on the ballot this November is: “Shall there be a Constitutional Convention?”

Debating on the pro-convention side are Bob Bird, chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party and host of Talk of the Kenai (on KSRM 920 AM), and former Alaska Lt. Gov. Loren Leman. Representing the anti-convention side are Joelle Hall, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, and Matt Shuckerow, the owner of Fathom Strategic Communications.

The convention question appears on the ballot once each decade, and has never before been approved by Alaskans. But that could change this year. If approved by voters, a convention would enable elected delegates to revisit the state’s constitution, which could bring major changes to Alaska.

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