In about a month, Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel is going to win the recall vote. About five months later, she will likely get re-elected.
How do I know?
Because the people who support her are showing up to vote. They show up to volunteer. They show up at community council meetings. And if they can’t show up, they pull out a credit card and donate money to the people that DO show up. They’ve out fundraised the Zaletel recall 10:1 and they deserve to win because they’re actually getting involved … compared to 99.7% of the people right here who say they want change but only show up to complain, often after the fact.
For the last 18 months you all have watched as the Assembly arrested the public, blew through the CARES act funds, and pushed the worst of the progressive agenda onto Anchorage – all the while you were coming here daily to bitch about how bad things are, while doing little of value to stop it.
For the cost of a $5 coffee you could swing the April election if each one of you got off your ass and donated even that most minimal amount of money to one of the conservative Assembly/schoolboard candidates, or the recall. As much as you may dislike it – it takes money to win elections.
ALASKA WATCHMAN DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX
At the very least, when your property taxes go up to pay for the next building boondoggle, or your kids come home brainwashed from CRT, or your employer goes under because the Assembly spent all the relief funds on political cronyism disguised as equity payouts, you would know at least you tried, even if you lost.
Whatever it is that’s keeping you apathetic is a co-conspirator with the worst of the political cancer destroying this city, and eventually it will be too late to stop it. Complaining doesn’t kill cancer, chemotherapy does. And chemotherapy is often painful and expensive.
The views expressed here are those of the author.