The
 
Drummond Dispatch
From the Capitol     E-News No. 2    Rep.Harriet.Drummond@akleg.gov      Feb 08, 2013


As your representative,
I am here to listen and to help. Please don't  hesitate to contact me.

Rep.Harriet.Drummond@
akleg.gov

IN JUNEAU
Mid-January to mid-April
(907) 465-3875
State Capitol Rm  112
Juneau, AK 99801

IN ANCHORAGE
May to December
(907) 269-0190
716 W. 4
th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Voice your opinions!
Here are some way to make sure your voice is heard:

Write a Letter to the Editor
It's the most read section of the newspaper. Submit up to 175 words to the Anchorage Daily News at www.adn.com

Contact the Governor
Governor Parnell's Office may be reached at
907-465-3500, or you can email him at
sean.parnell@alaska.gov

You can also visit the state website at www.state.ak.us

Contact your
Congressional Delegation

Senator Mark Begich
www.begich.senate.gov
Anchorage Office
(907) 271-5915

 

Senator Lisa Murkowski www.murkowski.senate.gov
Anchorage Office
(907) 271-3735

 

Congressman Don Young
www.donyoung.house.gov
Anchorage Office
(907) 271-5978

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It's been a busy week in Alaska's Capital City! Superintendents, teachers, parents and students from all around the state traveled to Juneau to talk about the importance of education funding and let legislators know what is working in their region of the state.

It was enlightening to listen to the issues that are unique to the public school systems outside of Anchorage, and I look forward working with Alaskans to better our children's education.

Harriet meeting with the Northwest Arctic Borough School Board and celebrating Kuspuk Fridays as usual!

Harriet meeting with the Northwest Arctic Borough School Board  and celebrating Kuspuk Fridays as usual!

I also had a chance to meet with parents and staff from the Kids' Corps Head Start program in West Anchorage. The Head Start services offered at Kids' Corps, Inc. (KCI) are designed to promote the school readiness of young children from families that are economically at risk.

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. Kids' Corps centers have high levels of parent involvement, with parents regularly participating in home visits, play groups, parent/teacher conferences and many other family-centered activities.

Thank you,

Wonderful artwork done by kids from the Kids' Corp

Wonderful artwork done by kids from the Kids' Corp
Head Start Program

[signed]

Harriet Drummond

Mark Your Calendar!

Anchorage legislators will hold a public hearing in Anchorage on February 23rd, 2013, from 9:30 am until 1pm, in the Assembly Chambers located at the Loussac Library. We will be taking public testimony and hearing from Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, Special Assistant to the Centennial Commission Susan Duck, and Anchorage School Board President Jeannie Mackie. Please contact my office with any questions.

Anchorage Caucus Public Hearing
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 9:30am-1pm
Assembly Chambers, Loussac Library, Anchorage

Pick. Click. Give.

The "Pick. Click. Give." program makes it easy for Alaskans to find and support worthwhile charities by donating a portion of their PFDs to support programs for those in need.  In 2012, Alaskans generously gave over $2.2 million dollars to over 400 nonprofit organizations through Pick. Click. Give. When you apply for this year's PFD, please consider setting aside a portion of it to be automatically donated to one or more of the hundreds of educational and charitable organizations that participate in Pick. Click. Give.  Don't forget to ask your employer if they will match your contribution.