Alaska Democracy Initiative

Ultimate Civics Alaska Project Director Gershon Cohen helped launch the We the People Alaska effort in 2013-14.  With 12 active chapters around the State, WtPAk has signed up more than a third of the Alaska legislature to the “Alaska Constitution Pledge,” affirming only individual human beings should enjoy constitutional rights under the Alaska Constitution.  Several local communities passed ordinances, resolutions and Charter amendments to the same effect.

A statewide ballot initiative will be underway soon to clarify the definition of the term person in the State Constitution and remove overly broad statutory powers for corporations that were adopted by Alaska in the late 1980’s.