From Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson <[email protected]>
Subject Elvi's Updates- February Newsletter 2021
Date February 1, 2021 5:01 PM
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From Juneau to You! Dear friends,  Let me take this moment to wish you all a Happy Black History Month! During the 2019 Legislative Session, SB40 established the month of February as Black History Month in Alaska. What an honor it is to have this recognition permanently in State Statues. We celebrate this month by remembering the achievements and inventions of African Americans who made a difference in U.S history. For example, Otis Boykin’s work on electrical resistors, made possible the steady workings of a variety of electronic devices. Variations of his resistor models are used around the world today in televisions, computers, and radios. Most notably, however, his work enabled control functions for the first successful implantable pacemaker. I encourage everyone, regardless of heritage, to use this month as an opportunity to educate yourself and others about the vast history of the African diaspora. Again, Happy Black History Month! Organization The 32nd Legislative Session is currently underway. Recently, the Senate was able to organize and form a new majority of the Senate's 13 Republicans. Additionally, the majority selected committee chairs: Rules: Senator Stevens Finance: Senators Bishop and Stedman Health and Social Services: Senator Wilson Judiciary: Senator Reinbold Resources: Senator Revak State Affairs: Senator Showers Labor and Commerce: Senator Costello Community and Regional Affairs: Senator Hughes Transportation: Senator Myers Education: Senator Holland The new Majority also chose Senator Micciche as Senate President, Senator Hughes as Majority Leader, and Senator Costello as Majority Whip. Senator Begich remains the Minority Leader for the Democratic Caucus of six. Introduced Legislation This session I have introduced a total of 8 bills: SB 1: Chokehold Ban SB 2: Peace officers: de-escalation, misconduct SB 3: Police officers: oral warning / de-escalate SB 4: Prohibit peace off. shoot moving vehicle SB 5: Proclaim Juneteenth day a holiday SB 7: State trooper policies: public access SB 46: Law enforcement: registry; use of force SB 47: Vehicle registration/persons w/disability If you want to stay afloat of committee hearings and other legislative-related information, follow my Facebook page and my Twitter page. Additionally, you can watch live and recorded committee hearings by tuning in to 360N on cable or visiting the Alaska legislative website. For recordings of previous committee hearings, visit Gavel Alaska. If you're interested in providing a letter of support for any of the bills or providing testimony, please email my staff: [email protected] and [email protected]. The Anchorage Climate Plan  Join Alaska Common Ground and our partners for a free, virtual series exploring local solutions to the climate crisis. We will discuss sectors found in the Muni’s Climate Action Plan and how we can work together to reach the goals for reducing emissions. Registration and more information on our website and Facebook pages. Buildings & Energy Thursday, January 28th, 2021 7 pm to 8:30 pm Event Page Register for the zoom meeting Land Use & Transportation Thursday, February 25th, 2021 7 pm to 8:30 pm Event Page Register for the zoom meeting Food Systems Thursday, March 25th, 2021 7 pm to 8:30 pm Event Page Register for the zoom meeting Consumption & Solid Waste Thursday, April 29th, 2021 7 pm to 8:30 pm Event Page Register for the zoom meeting Registration and more information on our website: Sponsored by AK Center and Renewable IPP Partners: Anchorage Public Library, Renewable Energy Alaska Project, UAA/APU Books of the Year, Anchorage Climate Action Plan Meet My Team This session, I have been blessed with two wonderful staff and an intern! One of the many strengths my team possesses is the fact that we all come from different backgrounds and bring a unique perspective to both the office and the Capital as a whole. I genuinely believe that my team will move mountains this session and will do a phenomenal job in representing my constituency. Let me introduce you to my team (L to R): Besse, Keith, and Delaney (First Alaskans Institute Intern) If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to my office at any time: L. Keith Bauguess Chief of Staff 907.269.0174 Besse Odom Legislative Aide 907.269.0174 I’m Senator Elvi, always..... "Listening and Representing Your Interests!” Alaska Senate Democrats | Capitol Building, 4th Avenue & Main Street, Juneau, AK 99801 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by [email protected]
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