AFTER SIX MONTHS OF WRONGFUL DELAY, THE RECALL WON IN ALASKA SUPREME COURT!
On May 8, 2020, Recall Dunleavy’s grounds were ruled legal by the Alaska Supreme Court. Thousands of Alaskans can now celebrate this long-awaited confirmation across the state and advance the biggest signature collection campaign in the state’s history.
“Together, Alaskans have prevailed in court and won after months of wrongful delays,” said Meda DeWitt, Recall Dunleavy Chair. “We’ve known since day one that we have the constitutional right to express our collective will and vote. The Alaska Supreme Court validated our grounds detailing the governor’s clear violation of the separation of powers, illegal and partisan misuse of state funds, and disturbing errors in executing his constitutionally mandated duties.”
The Committee will now collect over 40,000 more signatures to gather a total of over 71,252 required during the petition phase, or phase two, of the recall.
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On January 19, Recall Dunleavy held a press conference, resulting in newspaper, television, and radio coverage across Alaska and around the lower 48. Recall Dunleavy chair Meda DeWitt cited the distribution of Covid vaccines and a greater understanding of Covid safety as motivation for Alaskans to finish gathering signatures. “We have a new energy flooding in from Alaskans.”
With a vaccine being distributed throughout the state, Alaskans are surging back to the recall to help gather signatures. “There are tens of thousands Alaskans out there that are ready to sign this petition, it is our job to give them the opportunity.”
With a vaccine on the horizon and the November election finished, Alaskans are turning their attention back to the recall. Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll be collecting the final 22,000 petition signatures. Thanks to super volunteer Pat Race who created our new “reboot” graphics. Here is his letter to fellow recall supporters.
Responding to Alaskans who have poor internet access in rural areas of the state, the recall announces a toll-free number to make requesting a mail-in petition easier. If Alaskans aren’t able to go online to request a petition, they can now simply call 866-SIGN4AK — 866-744-6425 and request a booklet in the mail.
In yet another win for the recall, the administration of Governor Mike Dunleavy has been ordered by an Anchorage Superior Court to pay $190,000 in legal fees incurred during the fight for a constitutionally-guaranteed right to remove the governor from office. This win comes after the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in May that Governor Dunleavy broke state law and violated the Alaska Constitution.
Do you, family members, or friends still need to sign the recall petition in 2020? Join us for one of our upcoming Drive-Through Signature Gathering events in Fairbanks at the former Sports Authority parking lot near Barnes and Noble – May 29, 30 & 31 or in Anchorage at 3333 Denali Street – May 30 & 31. Sign a single use petition safely from your own vehicle.