Americans for Prosperity – Alaska is ramping up efforts to get solid conservative majorities in the Alaska Legislature, defeat Democratic U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, and empower parents to fight woke school agendas.

Through a series of events, trainings and door-to-door campaigns, the conservative advocacy group is seeking to ignite a grassroots effort that enlists friends and neighbors to take an active role in politics over the next few months.

A recent email from the group notes that June 1 was the filing deadline for state candidates, and that many “exciting” candidates have thrown their hats into the ring. A number of lawmakers are either stepping down or running for other seats, which opens the door for conservative candidates to make a move.

Notably, several longtime lawmakers – Representatives Laddie Shaw (R-Anchorage), Dan Ortiz (N/A-Ketchikan), Jennie Armstrong (D-Anchorage), and Senator Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks) are not running this year. Many other seats will be up for grabs as well with a number Republican House members seeking to run for Senate seats held by Democrats.

AFP points out that many races are “expected to be highly competitive. Because this is a presidential election year, turnout is generally higher, which often favors conservatives.”


— On Thursday, June 13, AFP-Action Alaska will announce its first round of state political endorsements during a free event at its headquarters (135 W. Dimond Blvd., #19). The gathering runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and will include free food and drinks.

— On Saturday, June 15, AFP-Action Alaska will hold its “National Day of Action Bingo. Breakfast. And a Bunch of Calls.” This will also be held at AFP headquarters, and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who want to knock on doors or make political phone calls are invited to attend. Click here for details. Those who work for at least four hours are invited to join the AFP staff for dinner afterwards.

— More than half a dozen phone banking opportunities are also on the horizon, starting June 20 and going through July 29. Click HERE for details.

— On June 27, AFP is helping bring up conservative leader Alan Dershowitz for a talk entitled, “The Fight for Freedom in America and Israel. Dershowitz is a prolific writer, renowned teacher and one of the leading civil liberty lawyers in the nation. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in Anchorage. Details here.

— Finally, on July 8, AFP will host an “Education Freedom Rally” at The Lakefront in Anchorage, from 5-8 p.m. The family-friendly event will include popcorn, ice cream sundaes and a free copy of “The Parent Revolution” for the first 100 attendees. One of the nation’s most prominent school-choice advocates, Corey DeAngelis will unapologetically argue why parents and political leaders must lean into the culture war taking place in schools. A senior fellow at the American Federation for Children and a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, DeAngelis has been labeled the “school choice evangelist.” He is a regular on Fox News and frequently appears in The Wall Street Journal. Click here for details.

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Americans for Prosperity events aim to empower Alaskans to elect conservatives on Nov. 5

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.


  • Mary H Rapp says:

    Am truly glad to know about this effort by AFP. Besides trying to promote good candidates, another huge problem is that usually we get a very low voter turnout, and thus end up with the same incompetent leadership. Those groups that need to keep these incompetents in office make sure their members and supporters go vote. We need to get the rest of Alaskans to go vote to overcome this situation. I’m hoping this effort by AFP will make a positive change for this coming election, and hopefully help get better leadership and a large voter turn out. AFP is doing the right thing for both Alaska and our nation.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Agree, if you don’t vote please sit down and shut up, you have no say.
      Because you were too Lazy to get out and vote. Now you can live with your non-voting consequences.
      Remember people we need to vote out this Rank Choice Voting system.
      One vote in person on Election Day with ID yes ID.

  • Fallen Republic says:

    Ban Mail In voting, Dominion voting machines and Rank choice voting, more citizens will vote.