Leigh Slone, the founder of Brave Nation and a leading voice for parental rights and school choice in Alaska, is urging her followers to vote for a constitutional convention in order to change the way Alaska chooses judges while opening the door for greater school choice opportunities for children.

Leigh Sloan explains why parental rights advocates should vote for a statewide Alaska Constitutional Convention.

In a short video posted to her Facebook page, Sloan said a convention could break up the powerful “monopoly” enjoyed by Alaska’s judicial and legislative branches, and return power to rank-and-file Alaskans.

She also noted that the Alaska chapter of the National Education Association is adamantly opposed to a convention because it may roll back some of the union’s incredible power over Alaska’s educational landscape.

Sloan urged Alaskans to ignore the fear mongering about losing gun or hunting rights, noting that Alaskans have the final say on any proposal that might come out of the convention.

She noted that the process involves choosing delegates, and then bringing proposals back to the people for a final vote.

“It will most likely reflect where Alaskans are,” she said of the popular vote. “You get to actually say what you want … It’s ridiculous that Alaskans are going to vote their gun rights away.”

As far as education goes, she said she hopes a convention might open the door for the state to fund private education, which would create far greater school choice options for Alaska families.

“I’m ready to have this brave conversation,” she said. “Now that you know the NEA is against it, maybe you should think about it.”

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School choice advocate urges Alaskans to vote for statewide constitutional convention

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 DeWitt says:

    I agree with you. Alaskans are going to listen to dark money from outside Alaska and vote away all their right. a Constitutional Convention has to be scary if you don’t know anything about one. It’s your job people to learn, ask questions and Vote YESfor a Con. Con. If the no side wins on this measure you WILL LOOSE a lot. They will say oh we can do anything the people agree with us. No tge people don’t agree but not to many adds tell what/how a Con.Con. works and most people with use tge lame excuse I’m to busy, I don’t want to get involved and that is where we all loose out. You, yes I mean You each and everyone of you needs to get involved. You need to learn about tge issues. You need to know what your voting for or against. It’s your job. As Americans we control our own lives. We vote these crooked politicians into and OUT of office. We got rid of Walker for stealing our PFD’s are we going to give him a second chance to take all of the PFD money this time? I vote NO on Walker and Yes for a Con. Con.

  • Akdale says:

    100% agree. convention yes.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Convention yes. Absolutely. As for education – I would like to see the money follow the student and parents make the decisions. That would create competition, and likely improvement. Or tax credit for those desiring to foot them vill themselves.

  • Terry Stires says:

    I think a constitutional convention would attract the loudest and nastiest overly religious conservatives to become delegates. Then it’s just shout and bitch and belittle and DIVIDE. no thank you.

  • Kasey says:

    Ms. Sloan, What a refreshing voice! It’s so VERY encouraging to see the average Alaskan express this issue so articulately. In times like these, it’s good to hear from EACH OTHER…not just our elected representatives. Well done!

  • NAV says:

    You clearly don’t understand the process of the convention that the Founders warned heavily against for a reason !!!! Only the VOTED in representative’s are allowed to enter the chamber to make changes once made NO TURNING BACK and NOT one of the TRUE conservative rep’s will be allowed in and your votes to put them in are in the trash thanks to Murkowski and her Rank Choice Voting.