Coming rallies & events: Open schools, support Trump, lawsuit against Anchorage Assembly


    The following events/rallies are scheduled over the next few days to address school closures in Anchorage, the Anchorage Assembly’s alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act and a rally to support President Trump.


    Bikers for Trump is headed for Sterling on Oct. 19 to hold a rally featuring local singer Jenifer Lee Walker and Stephen Patrick. The event is part of an ongoing tour across Alaska called “We’re All Trumped Up,” a national campaign which is coordinated with the 360,000-member Bikers for Trump. Patrick is a member of the biker group. Other rallies have taken place in Palmer, Big Lake and Homer.

    The Oct. 19 rally will be at the Sterling Community Center (38377 Swanson River Road, Sterling). It runs from 7-8:30 p.m. and vendors are welcome. For more information, call Stephen Patrick at (907) 382-9253. A donation of $10 is suggested at each event.


    The next Anchorage School Board meeting should be interesting as parents and local residents are planning to show up in force to send the message that they want schools to reopen. The meeting is Oct. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Anchorage School District Office (5530 E. Northern Lights). A notice for the event says it is a protest “calling all property taxpayers, fed up citizens and angry parents … tell them enough is enough! OPEN OUR SCHOOLS!” Participants are encouraged to bring signs. Click here for more information.


    Alaskans for Open Meetings is a grassroots group which is raising funds to file suit against the Anchorage Assembly for violating the Open Meetings Act. On Oct. 6 they are holding a Q&A at LaMex Restaurant in Anchorage (8330 King St.) from 5-7:30 p.m. Special guest will be Craig Campbell, former chair of the Anchorage Assembly. Alaskans for Open Meetings is seeking to vacate all decisions by the Anchorage Assembly that were made while the public was banned from participating in-person. This includes the decision to acquire various properties in Anchorage for housing, treating and rehabbing the homeless, the establishment of an “equity officer” to carry out Mayor Berkowitz’s liberal social agenda and any other ordinances passed by the Assembly while the public was barred from participating in person. Click here for more information.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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