Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami gives you the lowdown on two of his state's worst Dans. Dan Sullivan is an extreme right-wing Republican running for lieutenant governor. We also have another Dan Sullivan, who is an extreme right-wing Republican running for U.S. Senate. No, you aren't confused, there are two extreme right-wing Dan Sullivans trying to take away the rights of Alaska's working families.
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The latest video from Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami lays out the consequences of the November elections in the country's northernmost state. He calls upon Alaskans to step up and help make sure that working family candidates win by knocking on doors, making phone calls and talking to their friends, neighbors and co-workers.
A Superior Court judge ruled on Monday against Anchorage, Alaska, Mayor Dan Sullivan who sought to block a proposed referendum to repeal an anti-working families law he signed in March. A coalition of municipal unions and their allies filed the paperwork to launch a petition drive to get the repeal on the ballot, but the city rejected the application.
The unions sued and the court found the city was wrong to conclude that the matter was ineligible for a referendum.
The coalition announced on Twitter that they will begin gathering petitions on Thursday.
In a series of video letters, working families and retirees ask members of Congress not to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits. Because of the fiscal obstacle course created by Congress, some in Washington, D.C., want to cut these lifelines. But there is no need to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, particularly when any cuts would directly harm working families.