Take action now in 2022. Stay involved as politicians continue cutting the PFD as the only fiscal plan. This plan is wrong – PFD cuts are the worst kind of tax. Use this email tool (click the link below) to support a constitutional PFD. The law is no longer effective to secure the PFD. The Permanent Fund and resource wealth belongs to Alaskans – we have a right to vote on changes to this Fund system. These messages will route directly to the Legislators and Governor to send strong support from Alaskans for a permanent PFD and sustainable fiscal plan.
Alaskans – STOP THE RAID! In Juneau, politicians continue stalling, looting our savings accounts, and raiding the PFD for 6 years! Politicians continue to avoid their job to make a sustainable fiscal plan and protect the PFD and Fund. It is the will of the Alaska majority to pass a fair constitutional PFD first and then fix the fiscal problem without a regressive tax on the dividend. VOTE OUT RAIDERS IN 2022!
Ch. 2 News, March 2021
Permanent Fund Defenders are Founders, Advocates and All Alaskan residents defending their AK rights. Residents who get the PFD are the guardians of our savings accounts, defending them from government mismanagement and looting. Are you doing your part?
Oct. 2019 interview on Ch 11 Frontiers on our goal of a constitutional PFD for Fund protection.
The PFD is still the “Third Rail of Alaska politics.” Pro-PFD bills in Juneau need your support to pass – Get involved!
Governor Walker’s support for PFD cuts was a big reason his approval rating crashed and he dropped out of the 2018 Governor’s race.
Governor Dunleavy supports a constitutional PFD based on the original formula. The tide is turning toward protecting Alaskan’s shareholder rights and defending the Permanent Fund. Hold politicians accountable to pass this vote for PFD protection in 2023.
In 2018 the Legislature passed SB26… what does that mean? It means Legislators are not fixing problems and looking for easy ways to get money. They cut Alaskans’ PFD for 3 years and that is an unethical tax. The Permanent Fund and Dividend are in danger of more raids. Alaskan voters have stopped Legislators from changing the PFD law for the last three years. Politicians constantly tried to restructure the PFD in law. But they don’t follow the law anyway! So changes must be made government to secure the PFD and People’s rights.
KTUU News, Rich Mauer writes (5/11/18) …..Joe Geldhof, Permanent Fund Defenders said, “The current politicians have shown they are unable and unwilling to follow existing law that requires dividend distribution. They’ve found workarounds through the budget process to not pay what the statute says. The only way we can prevent them from looting the Permanent Fund dividend to every Alaskan is to put it in the Constitution.”
Stop SB26!! Send outrage to the House lawmakers now. Clem Tillion is a founder of the Permanent Fund and PFD. Please SHARE his message. Join this fight for the PFD at www.pfdak.com Like Permanent Fund Defenders
Posted by Permanent Fund Defenders on Sunday, April 15, 2018
IT’S TIME TO DEMAND CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR THE PFD OR IT WILL BE LOST!
Click this link for Sen. Wielechowski’s explanation on why we must protect the PFD in the AK Constitution:
The Permanent Fund Belongs to Alaskans
“The Permanent Fund comes from the oil owned by the State of Alaska. Like oil, the Fund belongs to the people of Alaska collectively. The Alaska Constitution (Article 8, Sec. 2) requires that all natural resources belonging to the state be used, developed and conserved for the maximum benefit of the people. In short, the Fund is a Constitutional right, not a gift bestowed by a generous government.” From An Alaskan’s Guide to the Permanent Fund (1998) by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Protect Your AK Home And Shareholder Rights
The Permanent Defenders is an educational, non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to protecting the Permanent Fund and PFD for current and future generations. Join us in stopping the Raid on the People’s money and Alaskan rights.
Permanent Fund Defenders Leaders
- Clem Tillion (former Chairman for 5 years)
- Dr. Jack Hickel
- Juanita Cassellius
- Roselynn Cacy
- Rick Halford
- Joe Geldhof
- Jim Sykes
- Sen. Bill Wielechowski
- Jon Faulkner
- Eric Croft
- Gregg Erickson
- Kevin and Linn McCabe
- Walter Jim, Orutsararmiut Native Council
- Milt Barker
- Alex Hoke
- Vernon Smith, PhD, Nobel Laureate
- Todd Moss, PhD, Center for Global Development
Bella Hammond and Vic Fischer, Alaska’s beloved elder leaders, speak out to save our Permanent Fund and PFD.