It’s been another busy week in Alaska politics but, honestly, what week in 2019 hasn’t felt like one of those busy, too-much-to-follow kind of weeks? Perhaps when the Legislature was in regular session, perhaps.
Anyways! What a wonderful week, then, for your ever-so-humble, ever-so-tired editor to have scheduled a much-needed break and vacation to see some friends and family. So with that, no regular Friday in the Sun this week but that doesn’t mean we don’t have something very special to launch this afternoon (You’ll see a new tab in the navigation above).
See y’all again on Tuesday… maybe Wednesday.
My flight down to Calgary was scheduled for a few hours before the launch of the signature-gathering kickoff event in Anchorage so I missed out on all the action but thankfully tons of people went to social media to show the effort was strong throughout the state.
By reports on social media, the recall effort appears to have broken the 10,000-signature mark already and should be well on its way to the 28,501 signatures needed to turn in the application and get on their way to the 71,252 signatures needed to actually call the special election to remove the Tall One from office.
Take care, Alaska.
#RecallDunleavy Heard Vic Fischer speak at Anchorage rally. Recall signees actively coming to Cuddy Park, signing sheets and leaving to make room for others in full parking lots. pic.twitter.com/8viUaJq7Xv
— Larry Vanderlinden (@snowline) August 2, 2019
Homer representing #recallDunleavy effort.
I got there shortly after it started and one table out of two had already collected well over 100 signatures.
You are a goner if this makes it to the ballot @GovDunleavy
Goner. Don't ever fuck with Alaskans again lawmakers. #akleg pic.twitter.com/SCUDD5c7Vq
— Jeremiah (@alaskajer) August 2, 2019
Matsu valley is poppin!#recalldunleavy pic.twitter.com/b8xudib3Bz
— Leftist Scum (@cactuswhisper) August 2, 2019
In Yakutat, population 450, volunteers gathered 50 signatures in the first 2 hours to #RecallDunleavy
Yakutat faces the prospect of no state ferries for 7 months, elimination of cash assistance for low-income seniors and cuts to pre-K and public ed. https://t.co/a22rBXM7He
— katmai (@ukudigada) August 2, 2019
Wow. Think @GovDunleavy regrets poking the bear after the turnout to have him fired today? #recalldunleavy pic.twitter.com/sJY45bQexc
— Chris Blake (@iamchrisblake) August 2, 2019
Amen #RecallDunleavy pic.twitter.com/Fzg2iDibfU
— švejk (@Joe_Forks) August 2, 2019
I signed, have you?#recalldunleavy#BethelAK pic.twitter.com/b2ZusQs4Uc
— Gutter McGuttersnipe (@MarkSpringer) August 1, 2019
In 3 hours
With 6 clipboards
A necklace of pens
3 volunteers for signing
3 volunteers for helping traffic see us#recalldunleavy pic.twitter.com/6W1qhTT8fA
— Leftist Scum (@cactuswhisper) August 2, 2019
Anchorage at Cuddy Park-big crowd, many thousand signatures #RecallDunleavy pic.twitter.com/yUXeYCv3Kc
— Larry Cleland (@LarryCleland) August 2, 2019
— Paige Renée (@klondyke69) August 2, 2019
Look if a man that signed the constitution of the state I’m governor of wants me to be recalled, maybe I would take his advice. #RecallDunleavy pic.twitter.com/k1JikHQFAJ
— Natalie (@NowFollowing) August 2, 2019
It’s a party down on Ferry Way in Juneau with people lining up to #RecallDunleavy pic.twitter.com/1INoYmr4fD
— Carole Triem (@TriemTeam) August 1, 2019
That's me signing to #RecallDunleavy. I signed because throwing a state into chaos is not good governance. I signed because Alaska deserves a governor who will fight for Alaskans not against them. I signed because so much that I care about is at stake. pic.twitter.com/x3NYHuZWRR
— Teresa Sundmark (@TSundmark) August 2, 2019
2500 signatures in the first hour of the #RecallDunleavy signature gathering event in Fairbanks. pic.twitter.com/htqis76TAj
— Sean Holland (@seanholland) August 2, 2019
Quite the gathering in Fairbanks! #RecallDunleavy pic.twitter.com/lJSKMvsALx
— Kristin Timm (@kmftimm) August 2, 2019
Big crowd in Fairbanks to sign the Recall Dunleavy petition. Event continues until 7 or later. #akleg #akgov pic.twitter.com/bO1b5qf5ZP
— Dermot Cole (@DermotMCole) August 2, 2019
David Cheezem ride his bicycle from Palmer to Wasilla Lake to sign the petition.
“I’d ride to Talkeetna if I had to,” said Cheezem.
— Frontiersman News (@matsu_news) August 2, 2019
#Alaska – that mofo is scared & is stepping back on the cuts he did because he knows that we are done with his manipulation and pettiness.
Abusive relationships. Gaslighting. Go do some reading and think about how the executive branch administration's activities are an example.
— Tania (@thc1972) August 2, 2019
So brief recap: 8 months in, he’s so bad he’s cancelling climate change research and a coal baron is leading the charge to recall him. #akleg #akgov #doneleavy
— Tristan Walsh (@TristanJWalsh03) August 1, 2019
Same thing in #Anchorage. Only thing thst tied everybody together: resolve to protect other Alaskans.
— Jenna Schnuer (@JennaSchnuer) August 2, 2019
At the #RecallDunleavy event in Cuddy Park. All the parking lots around are overflowing. I've never seen anything quite like this statewide kickoff. pic.twitter.com/HJCkX8nMWN
— Forrest Dunbar (@ForrestDunbarAK) August 2, 2019
People pouring in to Pioneer Park. #RecallDunleavy #akleg pic.twitter.com/hQI85cBjXQ
— Marna (@MarnalovesAK) August 2, 2019
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