Ten members of the Alaska Legislature sent a letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, asking that he let lawmakers address the growing concern about Alaskans who are losing their jobs for refusing to get a COVID shot.

“We are deeply concerned that Alaskans are now being threatened with the loss of their livelihoods and other cherished freedoms due to COVID-19 mandates,” the two sentence letter states. “We request that you immediately expand the call of the current special legislative session so we might take up legislation to protect the personal liberties of every Alaskan.”

The letter was signed by Representatives Sarah Vance, Tom McKay, David Eastman and Christopher Kurka. Senators Mia Costello, Mike Shower, Robert Myers, Shelly Hughes, Lora Reinbold and Roger Holland also added their names.

Unless Dunleavy specifically adds health issues to the current special session, lawmakers will have to wait until next year’s regular session to address this issue. Time is of the essence, however, as thousands of Alaskans are now being terminated for declining to get the COVID jab.


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Alaska Lawmakers ask governor to expand special session to address COVID firings

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.


  • Neil+A+DeWitt says:

    In my opinion nobody should loss their job over something they don’t believe in. The vaccine is experimental and has not been approved by the FDA. This alone should be reason enough to not be forced to take the vaccine.

    Governor Dunleavy, I think this is something you should add to this session and pass a ruling as to not loosing your job over not being vaccinated.

    Thank you,
    Neil DeWitt

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    No make the legislators do there job. Don’t give them extra time to just screw off.
    Then call them back, wait I got it, Mike all you have to do is stand tall and make an order. That Alaskans can’t be fired for not getting the shot, End of Story.
    No shot for me are my family.

  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    We need Sullivan and Young to get involved on the federal level too. They’re beginning to mandate on the slope because they operate on federal land and they’re claiming they must abide by the federal mandate.

    We all can see that Biden is pushing this insanity knowing it wouldn’t pass muster in court but he knows the courts are slow. For the love of God, if these politicians don’t do something to protect their constituents then they are utterly useless.

    • Evan+S+Singh says:

      Requiring an employee to be vaccinated would protect constituents.

      • Andy says:

        Growing a pair would be better to protect all constituents.

      • nicole says:

        Not only does the experimental gene-therapy NOT prevent infection or transmission, thus failing to protect any constituent, it is dangerous to those who are being coerced to take it without informed consent. Additionally, it is the duty of elected servants to secure our liberties NOT our health.

      • Steven Chappell says:

        Really the vaccine doesn’t even last 6 months before they say you need a booster. That tells you exactly what you need to know the vaccine does not work. I know people who have been vaccinated and still caught the Covid and did a lot worse then I did when I caught and have survived. You try and push a vaccine during a pandemic which Covid is from a pandemic when just about every age group has over a 99% survivability you are going to create new mutations that is basic science 101.

  • Greg says:

    It would not matter if the shot was approved by the FDA or not. The FDA has gotten it wrong before. But some people seem to think that if the FDA says it – it is golden. The following is an excerpt from an article found on CNN (believe it or not):
    “Patients might think the US Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval means that a product is the last word on safety, but about a third of the drugs the FDA approved between 2001 and 2010 were involved in some kind of safety event after reaching the market, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.” (
    Mind you, this was in 2017 before Covid. We all know that CNN wouldn’t do or say anything today to discredit the bureaucracy under Biden.
    The point is – approvals from FDA, or the CDC, are not infallible. The government knows it, but doesn’t care. The “yes men” in the private sector don’t care. They just don’t want their purse strings to get disconnected from the government. It is telling how many of these people that are trying to force it on others do not actually get the shot themselves. Regardless of what others claim, there have been many that have suffered adverse effects from this injection, including death. I will not take the shot due to the fact that its research and development is connected to abortion. But even with that aside, knowing that there are thousands of deaths connected to receiving this “vaccine”, it is absurd to proclaim that the benefit outweighs the risk. For whom? Those who push the “vaccines” are the selfish individuals. They would be willing to sacrifice people for their own personal agenda. Let them make their choices, but they shouldn’t get to make them for the rest of us.

  • Burt says:

    Dunleavy doesn’t run the office of the Governor, he has abdicated all responsibility to Dr. Zink. He’s a puppet just like China Joe.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Why isn’t Dummie Dunleavy being proactive like Guv’s Abbot, DeSantis, Noem etc?
    Oh yeah, he’s another RINO Squish – standing tall somewhere.
    Eastman, Showers thanks for doing the right thing.
    Forced vaxx’s are EVIL.
    Let’s Go Brandon!

  • JC says:

    Thank You Joel for continuing to put these important topics in front of all of us to see and act upon. My e-mail has already been sent. I appreciate the direct links.

  • diana martin says:

    Can we Start a Class Action Lawsuit for Medical Professionals who have been terminated for not taking the Vaccines? And can we start one? This is Medical Tyranny and Workplace Brutality not to mention a Hippa Violation: also going against the Nuremburg codes of 1947 for Medical entities.

    • R C says:

      Don’t ask the Watchman, ask a lawyer. Liberty Counsel has all kinds of information and forms for that. My husband and his coworkers are meeting with a lawyer to discuss this very thing. Their employer is a government contractor.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    There is no COVID. The government made it up to scare you all into an MRNA gene therapy so they could make big pharma more wealthy. WAKE UP!

  • Sally+Pollen says:

    Governor Michael Dunleavy,
    Why are you and so many in the Alaska Legislature standing down when you should be using your leadership to protect us from unconstitutional mandates that invade out privacy? Why are you going along with this? Why don’t you declare, like the governor of Texas did, that NO covid mandates be allowed in Alaska? If people want to wear masks and get experimental jabs in their arms, ok, but, for me and tens of thousands of Alaskans who are suspicious of the whole covid scheme, please protect our rights as we choose to protect our own physical bodies. As I always remind you, its never too late to do the right thing.

  • NAV says:

    Dunleavy and Murkowski are all for locking the state up and taking government money so they can channel it where they choose its called money laundering : perfect example of this two headed snakes operation is the highjacking of your state constitution in SB76 and giving constitutional power to an unelected official (Crum)!!!!

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    The governor can put a stop to government and businesses taking over our health issues and requiring vaccinations. Other governors have done it. According to our Constitution and the Rule of Law the Governor governs the state. The feds are responsible for out of the country issues. Source: Hillsdale College Introduction to the
    Constitution and Constitution 101. Governor Dunleavy need to use his power to help us as Alaskan citizens. He needs to push back against any bullying by the unions or feds or judiciary.

  • G Aleutian says:

    President Trump EO enabling authorization of any Emergency Covid19 protocol ends without possible extension October 21, 2021; doesn’t it. So continued action on ANY such acts should be now unauthorized!!!

  • Joyce says:

    Make no mistake what this ALL is really about:
    Henry Kissinger quote from a speech to the WHO Council on Eugenics, Feb. 25, 2009.
    “Once the herd accepts mandatory vaccinations, it’s game over. They will accept anything – forcible blood or organ donation – ‘for the greater good’. We can genetically modify children and sterilize them – ‘for the greater good’. Control sheep minds and you control the herd. Vaccine makers stand to make billions, And many of you in this room are investors. It’s a big win-win. We thin out the herd and the herd pays us for extermination services.”
    I will not comply.

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