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Extreme activists on the political left have harnessed and fomented the social unrest of the past year to expand and strengthen a network of like-minded political groups across America, including here in Alaska.

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Mat-Su Moms for Social Justice was one of the key participants in a BLM protest last summer in Palmer.

Loosely connected, these entities have a shared philosophy when it comes to hot-button issues like race relations, law enforcement, human sexuality, immigration, abortion, education, and the First and Second Amendments.

These groups have been around for a while, but today they are increasingly mobilized in smaller, traditionally conservative communities.

One such organization is the new Mat-Su Moms for Social Justice (MM4SS). Launched last June in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, MMFSS is not just for mothers. Any activist willing to community organize around leftist political ideologies is welcome.

The MM4SS Facebook page notes that the organization began with three friends who “wished to bring members of their community together to support and elevate the Black Lives Matter movement.”

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Mat-Su Moms for Social Justice promoted and took part in the BLM protest last summer in Palmer.

The group is part of a larger organization called Moms for Social Justice (MSJ) with chapters around the country, including in Chattanooga, Washington D.C., Phoenix and Southern California.

Like their sister organizations, the Mat-Su chapter targets certain issues and then mobilizes members to enact incremental changes.

Last summer MM4SS participated in at Black Lives Matter march that brought an estimated 1,000 protesters into downtown Palmer. Today MM4SS claim to have more than 300 active members, spread across the Mat-Su.

Their commitment to the Black Lives Matter ideology is reflected in a belief – reiterated on Facebook – that systemic racism is “entrenched in our state.”

Like other Black Lives Matter affiliated organizations, the Mat-Su group holds that racism has infected most social institutions, including the Palmer Police Department. While MM4SS has offered no evidence of systemic racism among local police, it remains firmly committed to reigning in the men and women serving in blue.

Gaining influence over local police is the most pressing issue at hand, MMFSS has broader plans to reshape the conservative Valley.

On May 11, MM4SS was scheduled to give a presentation, asking the Palmer City Council to let them form a community-run police advisory board in order to address this so-called rampant racism. Hundreds of residents turned out to protest the idea and MM4SS cancelled their presentation at the last minute.

While gaining influence over local law enforcement is the most pressing issue at hand, MM4SS has broader plans to reshape the conservative Mat-Su Valley. It’s Facebook page includes posts celebrating transgenderism and praising a new LGBTQ clinic in Anchorage. They have also issued posts in support of the Equality Act – legislation now before the U.S. Senate which would fundamentally change federal law to include “gender identity and sexual orientation” among the legally recognized “non-discrimination” classifications. This would mandate that Americans facilitate behavior and events associated with the LGBTQ movement in private establishments, schools, churches, business, health care, entertainment and many other areas. On the abortion front, the Equality Act could be used to force healthcare professionals to facilitate abortion on demand.

With regard to the Second Amendment, MM4SS perpetuates a common line of reasoning among progressive politicos. Namely, they blame guns rather than criminals for violence inflicted on society. In a recent post focused on mass shootings, the MMFSS claims that violence is “woven into the fabric of our country,” and it questions how America can “move forward as a nation when we continue to behave as though ‘rights’ are more important than lives?” The post goes on to suggest that conservatives care more about their gun than “people falling victim to its use.”

“As moms, we can only hope that we are raising our children with more empathy and imagination than seems to be the norm,” the Facebook post states.

Six weeks ago, MMFSS published a revealing post about what the group thinks of fellow Mat-Su residents.

The group is also quietly working to introduce what it calls “social justice” themed books in local public libraries across the Mat-Su. The types of books MM4SS most admires is abundantly clear from a recent post celebrating books it recommends for Women’s History Month.

“To start us off, we wanted to be sure to include a book featuring women (including trans women) and non-binary folks who have and ARE changing the world,” the MM4SS Facebook post proclaimed in recommending the book: “Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History.” They call the volume “an inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed – and are still changing – the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond.”

The Mat-Su, with its reputation for large families, vibrant churches, and a long tradition of electing conservative candidates across all levels of local and state government, might seem like an awkward place to establish a hard left activist group. In many ways it is.

Six weeks ago, MM4SS published a revealing post about what the group thinks of fellow Mat-Su residents. The post was in response to a town hall meeting in Wasilla where hundreds of locals turned out to address issues with their state representatives.

“We didn’t quite know what to expect…” the post begins, “though we had a few vague expectations.”

The post continues by deriding attendees for not masking and lamenting, “This, unfortunately, is par for the course for our valley representatives and those who support them.”

It goes on to charge area residents for exhibiting a “lack of care and concern for others” because they are disturbed about threats to personal liberties which MM4SS mockingly says are “apparently, in grave danger of being taken away by the evil government.”

“Of course, given the overwhelmingly conservative demographics in our area, we expected to hear such comments,” the post continues. “What we didn’t quite anticipate was the intensity of many of the speakers’ anger and fear, or the complete echo-chamber that the room became.”

MMFSS then derides Mat-Su residents for cheering and clapping “whenever a speaker expressed their distaste or outright hatred of the federal government or their support for the second amendment with lines like, ‘we have the second amendment to protect the first.’”

“The legislators ate this up and mostly sat with amused smirks on their faces, when they weren’t pandering to the audience with their answers,” the post claims.

Clearly angered over the popularity of some Mat-Su legislators, the post goes on to attack this affection.

“One constituent expressed to Senator Mike Shower that he, ‘loved him like a brother.’ Rep. DeLena Johnson spoke about how great it was to be back in the valley among ‘people who think like us.’”

So disturbed by the gathering, MM4SS activists left the meeting early and refused to participate in the discussion, claiming that “as it became clearer with each constituent who stepped up to the microphone that this was not the right forum for our questions about specific education and police reform bills or how our legislators might encourage more vaccinations in our area.”

The post then diverges into conjecture, claiming that MM4SS “would have certainly been boo-ed out of the room and probably threatened as well. This may not have been the right forum for us, but it underscored the dire need for us to make our voices heard just as loudly as those who spoke and were cheered on by the audience.”

While MM4SS may have cancelled its planned presentation on forming a community oversight board for the Palmer Police, the group continues to have designs for Palmer and the greater Mat-Su area. They are organized and committed to enact incremental change, one step at a time.

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Mat-Su Moms for Social Justice has leftist designs for conservative Valley

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.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    More queers and man hating feminists trying to overpower your community. Great. Just what you need alaska. I wonder if any of these losers have jobs. Where do they find all this time to protest?

  • NAV says:

    To bad they are a Joke when it comes to concern for their fellow citizens when all they want to push is leftwing liberal socialist agendas. If BLM had any real integrity you would see them in the big city’s protesting all the gang murders Black on Black crimes over drugs and prostitution, instead they turn their backs on the facts. The National statistics are overwhelming and yet not a peep out of them on the real issues, they will not discuss the real facts because they don’t support the TRUTH. These are the same PINK PUSSY Hat liberals as before just another name. Well MMFSS you can take your liberal butt’s and your liberal agendas back to California and Washington and Oregon because ALASKANS have no use for your twisted deranged mental issues.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Do you know why we dont have this problem in killeen texas? Because EVERYBODY black and white hispanic and yellow are too busy working JOBS! It’s an amazing concept!

  • John J. Otness says:

    Big trucks in the Valley,,, Hard to see street blockers…

  • NorthernMegaWood says:

    The Rats are crawling out of their holes….carrying their diseases.

  • Michael C Coons says:
    For those that can’t come out but want a say, the link is how you do it.
    Don’t know if the Mayor Edna Bell Armstrong DeVries will do the same as she did with the mask mandate or not. In that case it took 4 meetings to read all the written testimony. Now is the time to write! I hope she will do the same when the socialists decide to put this forward!

  • Steven Chappell says:

    If you believe in the Black Lives Matter Ideology you are a Bigot and have no place in society. If Black lives matter so much then you need to address the problem of Fatherless Households and blacks killing blacks. Until you denounce all of this then you are not worthy of listening too.

  • Linda Combs says:

    Great reporting as always Joel.

  • Karen Kirkpatrick says:

    Black Lives Matter is a domestic terrorist organization, just like ANIFA. Looks like this group is of the same ilk. Get out of our Valley, you are not wanted here.

  • Steve says:

    I just they heard the easiest way to buy millions of $ of homes was through social justice and the funds derived there from their BS!

  • Steve says:

    I guess they heard the easiest way to buy millions of $ of homes was through social justice and the funds derived there from their BS!

  • Rich Troutman says:

    The mm4ss shouldn’t just leave meetings defeated, they should just leave.

  • DB2 says:

    Dear Alaskans of Goodwill,
    Especially those who realize how blessed we are to live in such a naturally beautiful and abundant land…..please grab 2-3, 40-55 gallon trash bags and go clean up the landscape! Takers are going to take and destroy, it is up to the rest of us to care for what we have here.
    Thanks a bunch!

  • Jen says:

    Those who were photo captured here, the first step to the change they are seeking is they themselves need to improve their own listening and socializing skills around others not like themselves. I meet likeminded and likeappearence people as this crowd everyday, and they don’t listen. What’s worse they alienate themselves and judge other individuals who look, think, and communicate different than what they understand. By Golly! if you anger one of these peoples, it is a dramatic name calling confrontation you wish you never brought up whatever topic triggered their angry reaction!
    These people are just Angry people. Maybe oneday they will get over the Angry stage out of their grief cycle.

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    Social Justice is the leftists way to disregard the Constitution including the Bill of Rights, the Rule of Law and the Declaration of Independence. It is lawlessness. It is those who control are the biggest bully. It is not Bible-based or Bible honoring but the atheists response to God. It is justice by man without God. It is not Biblical Justice. According to God “ALL” human lives matter even unborn babies’ lives. Social justice is just another name for Marxism. Marxists do not need God. Source: “Four Points of the Compass: Restoring America’s Sense of Direction” by Balint Vazsonyi, Director of the Center for the American Founding. This brilliant man was a concert pianist and statesman. After “Four Points of the Compass…” He wrote: “Wrong Compass” where he observed his discovery that Congress did not even know what the Constitution said.

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    Balint Vazsonyi was a survivor of Nazism and Communism and he described the genius of the American Constitutional System.

    • David Bartels says:

      Violation of our rights, and certainly our “most sacred” right to be “let alone” is felony Crime (18 USC 241) and why the People are not using the Law to prevail must be because of their ignore-ance of the Law? I have about 60-80 thousand hours of studying the Law, and NO public “servant” prevails well against Me, their Master. David Bartels (age 70) (907) 232-2045. Blessings!

  • Larry Wood says:

    Many of these people are Outsiders, brought up like the Dems used to do whenever they wanted to turn a caucus. That’s why they were surprised at the lack of support for their Marxist malarkey. This organization is hardly “moms”. BLM and ANTIFA are LGBTQ. BLM desires to destroy the traditional family. The point is to destroy society from the bottom up.
    Let them play their games. They will get tired and go home. Besides, the way things are going, jobs will be hard to find–although, I don’t think this scum would seek a job, too easy to take the CARES funding and sit on one’s butt.
    The Left is here. How soon they leave will be determined how successful they are. The high schools are going to be recruiting targets. Be aware of the curriculum and the teachers’ comments to the kids.
    Looks like we might get a civil war in Alaska after all.

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    You will recognize them by the face diapers they where everywhere.

  • Matt says:

    Keep that shit in Los Anchorage where it belongs! Keep Palmer beautiful, stop trying to turn it into a trash bin.

  • Fire says:

    Matsu Moms Who Murder

    • Sally Pollen says:

      Joel, great overview of the group MM4SS! Also, thanks for documenting accurately their stated agenda for the future. I’m proud to be from Palmer and as often as we have to make a show of unity against social and political unrest and take-over, we will do so. We support our conservative-minded mayor and we will resist sly and/or obvious agents of radical groups that attempt to disrupt our beautiful little city.

  • NAV says:

    Voice your concerns with this liberal leftist party at the assembly

  • Brian Gundlach says:

    Critical race theorists must be confronted with and forced to speak to the facts. Do they support public schools separating first-graders into groups of “oppressors” and “oppressed”? Do they support mandatory curricula teaching that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism”? Do they support public schools instructing white parents to become “white traitors” and advocate for “white abolition”? Do they want those who work in government to be required to undergo this kind of reeducation? How about managers and workers in corporate America? How about the men and women in our military? How about every one of us?

  • Charlie says:

    Matsu moms, get a life! Better yet get a dammed job! Your group and who you represent are not American, read the USA constitution, basically it states we are not socialists…far from it, keep your communist crap to yourself and don’t attempt to change me, my family or community. You and your group are not welcome and never will be.

  • Dave maxwell says:

    Good reporting and good comments overall
    I will make one suggestion, we need to learn a much more biblical perspective and approach to these conflicts as they are going to increase.
    Know your rights, know your bible, know your enemies, know your constitution, and know your neighbors. Be informed and be engaged,
    Lastly be faithful

  • joe smith says:

    please explain the one civil right BLM and the others r being denied!!!!!!!

  • joe smith says:

    floyd was thug , drug dealer , drugs kill .how many did he kill???????????

  • M.John says:

    This group, Mean Old Broads From Talkeetna, er whoops I mean Mat-Su Moms For Social Justice, should pack up and head back to Portland, Seattle, San Fran Sicko. And stay there.

  • Terry says:

    That has no business in Alaska.
    These are outside prostitutes for the liberal Demorats. We best squash that shit here and now! It’s like a cancer and spreads

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes Keep Alaska clean, of all this Stupid woke bull crap.

  • Carl says:

    Wow, pandering works. Isn’t nice to live in an echo chamber?

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    All one has to do is go to the websites – yes plural – of this group to see what the stand for. They are solid wacky ‘wokeness’ and want to force you into their dastardly ideology as well.
    Very creepy and it is frightening that any of the members might actually be moms.

  • Bucket says:

    More crab bait.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Bucket i was thinking the same thing

  • Cheryl Kissell says:

    One Step at a time is how this country has become Communist. McCarthy-ism never should have stopped he was ON the right path …but of course anything the Main stream media bullies together is usually stopped. Even today they talk badly about what he has done yet ALL 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto have come together quite nicely in America. Gosh…I grew up being taught that the communist were our enemies and today we are surrounded by them…Read this and weep This country WAS founded and inhabited by those who WANTED property rights…the #1 plank Abolition of private property. Have you been foreclosed on? Lost a property over Property taxes? Had your car stolen from the so-called authorities…Plank #1 is clearly stealing from American their birthright and infringing on the Bill of Rights. Please…it is incumbent on each individual to get educated and then LOCK ARMS with those next to you to STOP this . Is America going to continue to stay asleep…I am one American fully awake and standing to fight for my rights…who joins me?

  • S says:

    The last time I checked, wearing a headband to a photo shoot doesn’t make you a Mom.