Permanent Fund Defenders are Founders, Advocates and All Alaskans defending their AK rights.
The PFD is still the “Third Rail of Alaska politics”!
Governor Walker’s support for PFD cuts were a big reason his approval rating crashed and he dropped out of the 2018 Governor’s race.
Congratulations to Alaska’s new Governor Dunleavy who supports a constitutional PFD based on the original formula. This is progress! 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 2019.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HELP. ALL FUNDS GO FOR OUTREACH TO ALASKANS ACROSS THE STATE TO SAVE THE PFD. WE ARE AN ALL VOLUNTEER, EDUCATIONAL GROUP. MAILING ADDRESS TO SEND A $5 CHECK OR MORE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DONATE ONLINE: PERMANENT FUND DEFENDERS, PO BOX 771073, EAGLE RIVER, AK 99577.
Help us to support a statewide media campaign to inform Alaskans that the People own resource wealth and organize Alaskan voters to take action in 2019.
We urge Alaskans to join forces to demand that politicians give Alaskans a public vote to protect the PFD with the current formula in the Alaska Constitution.
Thanks for doing your part!
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
- Dr. Jack Hickel
- Roselynn Cacy
- Rick Halford
- Joe Geldhof
- Jim Sykes
- Sen. Bill Wielechowski
- Jon Faulkner
- Gregg Erickson
- 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.