OPINION: Why saying ‘no’ to a Constitutional Convention is the most important vote you’ll cast this November.
via the Anchorage Daily News:
Voting no on an Alaska constitutional convention in 2022 is the single most important vote you may ever cast.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that. More than any one candidate, more than any single issue ever to come before Alaska’s voters, voting against a constitutional convention this November is the single most important thing Alaskans can do for democracy.
That’s true no matter where you fall on the political spectrum: far right, far left, or anywhere in between. In a country and state that’s increasingly divided and averse to nuance, this should be something that all Alaskans can unite against in force.
I wish I could adequately convey the gravity, expense, and pointless danger of a constitutional convention in Alaska in this moment — both for Alaskans here today and for future generations.
As I write this, outside interests are pouring millions in unlimited dark money into an effort to turn Alaska into a civic guinea pig. They want to shred and rewrite Alaska’s founding document and start over again with a boot on the neck of your personal privacy, natural resources, Permanent Fund dividend, schools, the judiciary, civil rights, and liberties — all to the tune of $17 million of Alaskans’ money.
It’s hard to pick the worst thing about a constitutional convention, but you could start with everything we stand to lose.
Read more at: the Anchorage Daily News.