Defend Our Constitution
For news articles about campaign finance issues related to the constitutional convention referendum, scroll to the bottom of the “News” menu item at the top of this website.
For detailed information about campaign finance, click on the relevant submenu under the Coalitions Menu.
Radio or TV spots attacking the convention will be broadcast on social media such as Facebook as well as FCC-licensed stations KFQD, KLEF, KENI, KBFX, KBYR, KFAR, KCBF, KKED, KINY, KJNO, and KTKU. For details, also click on the relevant submenu under the Coalitions Menu.
The ads below are only the ones published on Defend Our Constitution’s website. The vast majority of the approximately $4 million spent on radio, TV, and social media ads were only published locally and weren’t provided to this clearinghouse. Nor were they covered in local radio and TV news programs. Thus, what is provided below should be viewed as highly incomplete.
Defend Our Constitution Launches First TV Ad: ‘Just Too Risky’, Defend Our Constitution Press Release, Oct. 3, 2022.
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NEA-Alaska messages to members:
Nov. 9, 2022: One result we feel confident in celebrating: Preliminary results indicate that Alaskans resoundingly rejected efforts to call a Constitutional Convention. NEA-Alaska members were leaders and conveners of a statewide, nonpartisan effort with partners that included business and labor, non-profits, industry, resource development organizations, hunting and fishing groups, Alaska Native Corporations, cities and Boroughs, and so many more.
Oct. 28, 2022: Calling a constitutional convention directly threatens public education. Our founding document has served us well for over 50 years. If it needs to be amended, there’s a way to do that – and we’ve done it before. A constitutional convention is unnecessary and will create a host of problems for Alaskans for years to come.
Oct. 17, 2022: The Alaska Constitution currently commits the State to support public education, public health, public welfare, and our university system. A Constitutional Convention is a direct threat to our students and schools. Supporters of our public schools should vote NO on November 8th.
Some Major Types of Arguments (see FAQ for more types of arguments)
Cost and Risk Argument Combined
Special Interests Argument
Alaska Model Constitution Argument
It’s Unpopular Argument
Smith, Mack (Planned Parenthood), Alaska Voters Reject Extremist Attempt to Eliminate Right to Abortion, Alaska Native News, Nov. 9, 2022. Note: confirm’s Planned Parenthood’s view that an overwheliming number of Alaskans support a woman’s right to choose.
Defend Our Constitution mailer sent to all Alaskans, with first reported receipt in a mail box on Oct. 31, 2022.