Recall Dunleavy announces the placement of a canvassing team in Anchorage to gather an additional 10,000 petition signatures. A donation drive to raise the $17,500 needed to fund the team started Thursday.

“Our street team will be out meeting signers where they congregate, observing all safety protocols,” said Communications Director Beth Short-Rhoads. “We expect this new effort to bring in a huge portion of the remaining signatures.”

Covid has made the recall more expensive in addition to more logistically-challenging. Instead of a few thousand large petition books, the effort has printed tens of thousands of small booklets and supplies postage-paid return envelopes for each one.

Recall Dunleavy hopes to raise the $17,500 needed by February 13. “We chose February 13 as our deadline because it’s a significant day,” Short-Rhoads said. “It’s the day Governor Dunleavy released his first budge, back in 2019, when his campaign to unravel the lives of Alaskans for the benefit of outside interests really launched.”

Donations for the Recall Street Team can be made at recalldunleavy.org/donate. The recall effort now has over 50,000 verified signatures of the 71,252 required and is on track to submit them to the Division of Elections in March.