Rep. Rasmussen: ‘Sign the petition to get spring PFD’


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It may be unusual for legislators to start petitions on Change.org.

But Rep. Sara Rasmussen of District 22 said she wanted to find a way to reach the leadership of the House and Senate with a big message encouraging them to release the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend early this year. Asking constituents to write letters wasn’t impactful enough.

Rasmussen settled on a Change.org petition. Since launching her petition two days ago, she’s gotten over 2,000 signatures on it. It’s not too late, she said, to get the Legislature to change course, since it is technically in recess.