Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued a strong statement in response to President Biden’s Sept. 9 announcement that he was directing the U.S. Labor Department to require all businesses with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or conduct weekly testing on the non-vaxed.

“The idea that government would mandate businesses to force personal medical decisions on their employees is flat out wrong and immoral, and beyond the authority of the President,” Bronson stated Sept. 9. “I will not mandate that businesses require their employees to vaccinate.”

Bronson emphasized that Municipality of Anchorage will “not comply with this directive of the President that will invite endless litigation.”

“This is a obvious attempt to shift the national focus from President Biden’s devastating failure in Afghanistan, and we will not violate the privacy and independent healthcare decisions of our citizens in the process,” Bronson added. “The President’s one size fits all approach does not look at the science to getting to natural immunity.”

The mayor maintained that vaccination decisions should be a “personal choice.”

“My administration is committed to fighting COVID-19 and to get Anchorage’s economy back up and running,” he added. “My administration is committed to giving access to Anchorage residents with all the resources and information they need to make informed personal decisions for themselves and their families.”

To date, Bronson’s COVID directives have included the following:

  • Asking and receiving authorization from the Anchorage Assembly for $8 million to allow for more testing, vaccinations, and mass care.
  • Encouraging people in consultation with their medical provider to consider vaccination.
  • Worked with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and private providers to stand up access to two monoclonal antibody treatment sites.
  • Canvassing businesses and community centers to pass out flyers and share information in areas near upcoming pop-up vaccine clinics.
  • Conducting in-person and phone outreaches to potential vaccination clinic hosts.
  • Sending daily emails to community and media members about vaccination clinics and testing.
  • Conducting direct outreach to specific industries as requested (e.g., childcare facilities) with information about prevention strategies, vaccines, testing, and community resources.
  • Updating the MOA COVID-19 website to reflect current information on testing, vaccines, prevention strategies, recommendations if someone tests positive, data, language updates, and community resources.
  • Distributing radio and digital PSA’s with messages about COVID-19 testing.

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Anchorage mayor blasts Biden’s ‘immoral’ vax mandate for private businesses

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.


  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    I’m glad we have a mayor in Anchorage that is willing to get the news/information we the people need to make our own decisions to stay home, wear a mask or stay away from people.

    Thank you Mayor Bronson.

  • Ekim Kcidrub says:

    I don’t live there anymore but I was raised there in the mid 50’s.
    Good for you Mayor Bronson. I’m so happy for the Anchorage area people. They deserve someone better than who was there before you.

  • G Aleution says:

    What wonderfully courageous comments. Thank you Mayor Bronson!!! You are the best Mayor ever!

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Where is Dunleavy?
    Where is Dunleavy??
    Where is Dunleavy???

    Where is my friggin’ PFD?
    You promised.

  • Patrick Dalton says:

    Governor Noem, S.D., has a legal team ready to sue. Maybe Governor Dunleavy needs to join lawsuit?

    • Trained Observer says:

      Maybe Gov. Dunleavy needs to do something, anything, even shoot up a flare to confirm proof of life.

  • JinAK says:

    Yes! Resist and do not comply with any of the tyrannical “requirements”. This is truly outrageous behavior from a United States President.
    Thank you Mayor Bronson and please Governor Dunleavy, follow suit in whatever way you have the authority to do so. Make a stand now before it is too late.

  • Lou says:

    Awesome job Mayor, God Bless you!!

  • DB2 says:

    Waiting to hear from our governor…..

    This is medical rape that Joe Biden is forcing on the people. I don’t want something in my body I should absolutely have the right to refuse!

  • Laura says:

    Call your representatives and let them know that you would like your freedom of choice and privacy protected. The State of Montana passed House Bill 702(look it up and read it!) protecting against disrimination. If enough people speak up, our state could protect our rights as well.

  • Andy says:

    Good job Mr. Mayor! We have no other America to go to if they screw this one up and those Marxist pigs are trying pretty hard.

  • Swampfox says:

    Immoral? It’s immoral to put other’s health at risk. Tyrannical? It’s a public health crisis for God’s sakes! It’s about saving lives! You people have completely lost your reasoning. If you want the freedom of choice and privacy, this should apply to the abortion issue as well. I want freedom to live healthy away from people who don’t vaccinate! You right wingers need to get your “freedoms” straight.



  • Punahele says:

    Thank you Mayor Bronson. I cannot tell you how happy I am that you are our mayor!!!!

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  • SJJR says:

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