Last year, the climate crisis was at the forefront of the news cycle. Salmon die-off, wildfires, and record temperatures put Alaska in the national and global headlines. Our state has too long been viewed as ground zero for climate change – as a people who need help. But Alaskans are resilient and we know what it takes to not only survive, but to thrive. Alaskans have the unique opportunity to be leaders in climate solutions. But we must act now.
End Pebble Mine
The time for public comment is over. Sen. Murkowski is our last hope. After taking a hard look at Pebble’s Draft Environmental Impact Statements, Sen. Murkowski agreed with agency and stakeholder concerns. She introduced ‘guidance language’ into the appropriations budget, urging agencies to do a more thorough job. But the clock is ticking and United States Army Corps of Engineers is working to finalize Pebble’s permits in 2020.
STAND UP. GET COUNTED. BE HEARD.
A Census undercount would impact our people, our health, and our environment. Alaskan communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next 10 years. This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you.
Submit your name and pledge to get counted and be a 2020 Census Champion
Pledge to Restore the Eklutna River
The Eklutna River once provided habitat for a thriving, sustainable salmon run and supported the way of life of the Eklutna people. In 1929 the water was diverted for the Municipality of Anchorage’s growing energy needs and the people of Eklutna’s lives and salmon habitat were dramatically changed by from the impacts to the watershed. Show your support to restore the river.
Climate Justice Now
Take Action Today to Demand Action on Climate NOW! We cannot leave the weight of this work on the shoulders of our youth. Please fill out the form below to let our policymakers know it is their job to protect our future, TODAY!
Statewide Non-Discrimination Legislation
Current state law provides no avenue for legal recourse in the event of discrimination. Marginalized communities like the LGBTQ community, their friends and families could have their rights and livelihoods taken away with no legal recourse. Only three cities in the state have ordinances and resolutions protecting these identities, leaving 55% of the population vulnerable to discrimination and violence.
All Alaskans deserve to be safe. We need clear, explicit protections for sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity to ensure the protection of all Alaskans’ rights. There is no room for discrimination in our state, and too many lives are at risk. There is no room for discrimination in our state. Let our leaders know, Alaskans need secured protections for all communities.
Single-use plastic Bag Ban
Stand with youth leaders of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) to urge policymakers to reduce single-use plastic bags across Alaska.