ALASKANS TAKE ACTION NOW IN THE 2018 SESSION! DONATE, CONTACT LEGISLATORS, AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME.
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We support restoring all the PFD funds cut from past PFDs and a public vote (on SJR1) for a constitutional amendment to protect the PFD.
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ACTION ALERT! CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO DEMAND A PUBLIC VOTE TO PROTECT THE WHOLE PFD IN THE AK CONSTITUTION. THE BILL IS CALLED SJR1. ALSO, CALL AND EMAIL NOW TO SENATOR JOHN COGHILL, SENATE JUDICIARY CHAIR, TO PASS THIS VOTE OF THE PEOPLE! SEN.JOHN.COGHILL@AKLEG.GOV AND CALL AT 907-465-3719 OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO CONTACT: SEN.MIA.COSTELLO@AKLEG.GOV, PH. 465-4968 SEN.PETE.KELLY@AKLEG.GOV, PH 465-3709
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
- Jim Crawford
- Roselynn Cacy
- Joe Geldhof
- Rick Halford
- Jon Faulkner
- Vernon Smith, PhD, Nobel Laureate
- Todd Moss, PhD, Center for Global Development
More PFD Supporters
- Vic Fischer
- Sen. Bill Wielechowski – D
- Sen. Mike Dunleavy – R
- Rep. Colleen Sullivan Leonard-R
- Gregg Erickson
- Walter Jim, Orutsararmiut Native Council
- Milt Barker
- Jim Sykes
Bella Hammond and Vic Fischer, Alaska’s beloved elder leaders, speak out to save our Permanent Fund and PFD.
Many Alaska lawmakers say that constituents don't understand budget issues and Alaskans should not vote on a PFD cut and Permanent Fund restructure. Rep. Bryce Edgmon and Sen. Cathy Giessel have said this openly in media interviews. Here's an economic expert you can quote who wholeheartedly disagrees with legislators who are raiding the Fund. Dr. Vernon Smith, PhD from Harvard and a Nobel Laureate in Economics (2002) recently met with Permanent Fund Defenders in Anchorage and said he's a "tremendous admirer of the Permanent Fund and the principle of citizens, not the government, owning public resources." Dr. Smith is especially qualified to comment on our fiscal situation because he lived here from 2003-2004 as the Rasmuson Chair of Economics at UAA. Gov. Hammond discussed the Fund and PFD with Smith who went on to promote a Permanent Fund and PFD for Iraq. In 2005, Smith met with the Bush Administration on the Iraqi Fund and they endorsed the plan. But sadly, Iraq's civil conflict and the US departure from the region blocked progress for an Iraqi Permanent Fund. Smith says,“The Alaska Permanent Fund was envisioned as the citizen’s share of the oil resource and that should not be surrendered lightly. Certainly not without the consent of and vote of Alaskans." More of Smith's comments at: http://www.frontiersman.com/opinions/spectrum/alaskan-looks-to-nobel-laureate-for-views-on-permanent-fund/article_e45f1dce-3ce2-11e6-8e43-6783773ae7c8.html
Posted by Permanent Fund Defenders on Saturday, October 14, 2017