Today the Democratic National Committee announced a $150,000 grant to the Alaska Democratic Party (ADP) to help build organizing capacity ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, specifically in rural communities across the state.

Combining traditional boots-on-the-ground organizing with innovative digital and technological tools, this investment supports the DNC’s IWillVote initiative, which aims to reach 50 million voters nationwide by Election Day. This new investment supplements the $60,000 already awarded to the ADP through the State Party Innovation Fund.

“The new DNC has redoubled efforts to support our state parties, motivate voters to get to the polls, and organize around issues that matter for our country’s future,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “This investment helps to ensure that Democrats can talk to voters in every community, and that activists and candidates have the newest tools and resources they need to succeed. Make no mistake, rural values are on the ballot in November. Nowhere are rural issues more critical than Alaska, and we recognize a major opportunity to elect forward-thinking leaders like Alyse Galvin and Mark Begich, who has been a tireless champion for issues that matter most to rural families. We are proud to partner with the Alaska Democratic Party through this grant to expand our engagement in rural communities and support our candidates running up and down the ticket.”

“Alaska Democrats are committed to fighting for working families and ensuring we make the necessary investments to move our state forward,” said Alaska Democratic Party Chair Casey Steinau. “We are focused on talking to Alaskans across the state about real solutions that will improve their lives, like reducing health care costs, investing in our public schools, protecting our lands and sustainable fish resources, and fixing our roads and bridges. We are thrilled that the DNC shares our commitment to mobilizing voters in every corner of Alaska, and recognizes the importance of electing leaders who truly understand and care about rural communities and their unique challenges.”

Contact: Jeanne Devon | 907-258-3076