Alaska Independence Party Chairman Bob Bird will speak at the Menard Sports Center on Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m. to discuss how the rapidly growing political party is changing as it attempts to provide a strong third-party alternative for independent and constitutionally minded Alaskans.

According to Bird, the AIP has grown substantially over the past year, and now boasts more than 19,000 members. It is currently third largest political party in Alaska.

The March 13 presentation is hosted by the local Mat-Su AIP chapter. Bird is a 44-year Alaskan, history teacher, two-time candidate for the US Senate and radio talk-show host. His presentation will cover Alaska’s political history and the events that gave birth to the Alaskan Independence Party.

“Alaska’s future needs to be forged with the AIP, conservative Republicans, independent-thinking Alaskan Natives and those voters who choose to remain unaffiliated with any party,” Bird said of his talk. “Attendees at the presentation may find that there is a difference between ‘Mainstream Media History’ and ‘true history.’”

Bird added that the new-look AIP is “standing on the shoulders of Interior miners and trappers that gave birth to the party, but wants to move ahead and enlarge the focus to include Alaskans from throughout the state: Railbelt, Bush and Southeastern. The Party also wants to dispel some of the myths that have occurred in recent years.”

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Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.