Key Campaign XXVII

The Largest Advocacy Effort for Disabilities in Alaska

Through unity and advocacy, we shall achieve community for all.

 

Anyone who is concerned about the rights, dignity and dreams of individuals who experience disabilities is encouraged to join in the efforts of our Key Coalition. The Key Campaign will be held in Juneau on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, 2014, with similar advocacy rallies across the face of urban and rural Alaska taking place on Wednesday, February 12.

 

In addition to joining the rallies, you are asked to contact your legislator personally by sending an email or submitting a Public Opinion Message (POM): Submit POM Online or Download the POM Form

 

Or contact your legislators directly. Find contact information on the Alaska State Legislative website by putting in your address.

 

For regular updates regarding issues and the latest proceeding, join Hope’s Online Community and select Legislative Alerts. For more information please call Hope Community Resources, 907-433-4910 or email info@hopealaska.org.

Key Coalition Priorities

The Key Coalition has identified these major priorities which will be addressed during the 2014 Key Campaign:

 

·       The waitlist initiative

·       Complex Behavioral Cooperative

·       Employment First Bill

·       Seclusion & Restraint Bill

·       Sponsored study for living wage to Direct Service Providers.

   

Raise Your Voice in Your Community

As we rally throughout the state, a unified voice is heard. The message is clear: all Alaskans deserve access to quality community services. The Key Campaign will be held in Juneau on February 11-12, 2014, with similar advocacy rallies across the face of urban and rural Alaska taking place on Wednesday February 12.

 

Anchorage: Wednesday, February 12 advocates will meet in Town Square at 12:00 pm to march around the square and rally in front of the PAC. Bring your picket signs and megaphones!

 

Juneau: Tuesday, February 11 advocates will begin Orientation from 12:00-4:00 pm at Centennial Hall. The Unity Dinner which will include a candlelight vigil as well as silent and live auctions will begin at 5:30 pm and is expected to continue until 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 12 advocates are scheduled to meet with legislators and the Governor from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. At 11:30 all who wish to participate in the March to the Steps will meet at the Goldbelt Hotel, marching to the capitol building. The Capitol Steps Rally will begin at 12:00 pm which will include rally chants and singing. 

 

Kenai: Wednesday, February 12 advocates will be meeting at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai at 12:00 pm for a rally. This will be followed by lunch at the Hope Community Resources office 47202 Princeton Ave., Soldotna.

 

Mat-Su Valley: Wednesday, February 12 advocates will meet at the Legislative Information Office at 600 E. Railroad Ave, Wasilla at 11 am to rally. A march will follow at 12:00 pm to the Dairy Queen for lunch.

 

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