PRESS ADVISORY – For Immediate Release, August 15, 2019.
29,577 Alaskan signatures gathered in two weeks to recall Dunleavy from the office of governor of Alaska.
August 15th, the Recall Dunleavy campaign releases the updated total of the signatures submitted from grassroots signature gathering efforts across the state.
Since the signature gathering process began two weeks ago, the Recall Dunleavy movement has collected 29,577 signatures. Alaskan volunteers are at the heart of this historic effort, bringing in signatures and donating daily.
“The Recall Dunleavy events in the Fairbanks area over the second week of the recall effort turned in incredible numbers. More than 5,000 (over 8% of the registered voters in the FNSB) from all political parties signed our petitions. Since our initial kickoff event, multiple other events have been held in the borough, each equally impressive in turnout and enthusiasm. None of our success would be possible without all our dedicated volunteers, as well as you ALASKANS. From the Fairbanks Recall Dunleavy effort, I thank every single one of you,” said Aaron Welterlen, lead Fairbanks volunteer organizer for Recall Dunleavy.
“Recall Dunleavy’s success is rooted in Alaskans standing up for their families, friends, community members, and the future of our state,” said Meda DeWitt, Chair of Recall Dunleavy. The sentiment that echoes throughout the state and can be understood through the words of an anonymous Anchorage teacher: “I’ve never seen or experienced anything like this. This Recall has given me hope, and I plan to stay in Alaska longer because of it. I am glad that Alaskans are standing up for their state and against this administration.”
The Recall Dunleavy group will continue to collect signatures through the end of the State Fair (September 2) to compensate for signatures that may be disqualified and to allow Alaskans who want to be part of this movement t o make a statement to Governor Dunleavy. We ask that all rural and urban Alaskan communities send in or drop off their signature sheets no later than August 28.
This communication was paid for by Recall Dunleavy, PO Box 210228, Anchorage, AK 99521. Meda DeWitt, chair, approved this message.