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VICTORY: Anchorage Voters Defeat Proposition 1!
Anchorage voters have defeated Proposition 1—the dangerous initiative that sought to repeal basic protections for our transgender neighbors, family and friends under municipal law. With
April 7, 2018


Election Night Results: We are hopeful
With only partial results available, Anchorage municipal officials tonight announced that they have counted 49,806 ballots and that the Proposition 1 election is too close to call.
April 3, 2018


Today is Election Day in Anchorage. Here's How to Vote No on Prop 1:
It's Election Day in Anchorage—the day voters decide the fate of Proposition 1. If passed, Proposition1 would repeal the basic protections under municipal law that
April 3, 2018


Five Reasons You Should Vote No on Proposition 1
In tomorrow’s election, Anchorage voters will decide the fate of our municipality’s non-discrimination protections for our transgender neighbors, family and friends. Here are five reasons
April 2, 2018


110+ Bipartisan Anchorage Community Leaders Oppose Prop 1, Urge NO Vote
A bipartisan group of more than 110 Anchorage community leaders have announced that they oppose Proposition 1, the ballot measure that would repeal Anchorage's two-year-old
March 29, 2018


Three Anchorage Teachers Explain Why They're Voting No on Prop 1
Next Tuesday, we will find out the results of our campaign to defeat Prop 1, which would eliminate  basic protections for our transgender friends, family,
March 28, 2018


Transgender People in Anchorage Explain The Importance of Defeating Prop 1
In the final days before Election Day, those in Anchorage who would be most affected by the passage of Prop 1—our transgender neighbors, family and friends—are explaining what it would mean to them if Proposition 1 is defeated next week.
March 28, 2018


NEW AD: Alaska Natives Urge a No Vote on Proposition 1
In a new ad released today by Fair Anchorage, the campaign to defend protections for transgender people that have been in effect since 2015, Alaska
March 23, 2018


Anchorage Education Association Urges No Vote on Prop 1
The Anchorage Education Association (AEA), which represents thousands of students across the city, today announced its opposition to Proposition 1 in Anchorage. Prop 1 would
March 22, 2018


Yes on Prop 1 Campaign Deceives Voters for the Second Time in a Week
The Yes on Prop 1 Campaign has found itself in hot water for the second time in a week, after it was discovered a new
March 22, 2018


Anchorage Firefighters’ Union Officially Announces Opposition to Prop 1
In a letter to the editor of the Anchorage Daily News, the Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 officially announced their opposition to Prop 1, an
March 19, 2018


35 Anchorage Faith Leaders Join Chorus of Voices in Opposition to Prop 1
Today, 35 prominent faith leaders in Anchorage came together to announce their opposition to Prop 1, which would remove nondiscrimination protections for transgender people from
March 14, 2018


Safety Experts Across Anchorage Agree: Dignity for Transgender People Doesn't Threaten Public Safety
Our opponents seeking to pass Proposition 1 this April have consistently made the claim that protecting transgender people under municipal law is a threat to
March 14, 2018


NEW AD: Anchorage Safety Advocate Dispels Myths Behind Proposition 1
Today, our campaign’s latest television ad hits the airwaves featuring Keeley Olson, the executive director of Standing Up Against Rape (STAR), the leading organization in
March 13, 2018


Children’s & Domestic Violence Victims Advocates Warn: Prop 1 Rhetoric Harms Anchorage’s Children
Three influential non-profit groups in Alaska have recently spoken out against what they view as dangerous political messaging by supporters of Proposition 1 that could
March 9, 2018


Over 40 Local Businesses Join Anchorage Chamber and Others in Opposition to Prop 1
Today, more than 40 local businesses came together to announce their opposition to Prop 1, which would remove comprehensive nondiscrimination protections  for transgender people from
March 7, 2018


First No on Prop 1 Television Ad Hits the Air in Anchorage!
Fair Anchorage, our campaign working to defeat Prop 1, released an our first television ad today featuring David Lockard and his transgender teenage son, Col.
March 2, 2018


Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Officially Opposes Prop 1
This week, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) officially announced its opposition to Prop 1, joining an already impressive business coalition that is working with
February 28, 2018


Human Rights Campaign Agreeing to Match Donations Through Wednesday!
In just 16 days, every single voter in Anchorage will have their ballots in hand. Our plan to defeat Proposition 1 is an ambitious one.
February 26, 2018


On the air: Fair Anchorage Releases First No on Prop 1 Radio Ad
Today, our campaign officially launched our first paid radio ad making the case against Proposition 1 and encouraging the people of Anchorage to keep non-discrimination
February 26, 2018


NEW AD: Faith Leaders Say No on Prop 1
Today, our campaign to defend transgender rights in Anchorage launched a new ad featuring pastors, rabbis, and other faith leaders across our city standing together
February 22, 2018


Anchorage Superintendent Says Prop 1 is Unnecessary and Cannot Be Enforced
Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop today addressed Prop 1, which would repeal portions of Anchorage’s non-discrimination ordinance protecting transgender people. While the Anchorage
February 21, 2018


Fair Anchorage Financial Report Shows Strong Grassroots Support for No on Prop 1
Late last week, our campaign to defend Anchorage’s non-discrimination law and defeat Proposition 1, announced incredible progress and support with the release of our latest financial disclosure.
February 20, 2018


BREAKING: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Votes to Oppose Prop 1!
In a statement issued Monday, February 5, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announced their formal opposition to Prop 1, which would overturn existing non-discrimination protections
February 8, 2018


New Ad: Anchorage Women Say NO on Proposition 1
Backers of Proposition 1 will spend the next seven weeks claiming their goal is to protect women from harassment. But we aren’t going to let
February 8, 2018


Proposition 1: Should the Anchorage Police Department Really Monitor Restrooms Instead of Fighting Crime?
Today, our campaign to defend transgender non-discrimination protections in Anchorage launched a new ad. In the ad, Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll explains to the
January 25, 2018


Incumbent Mayor and Challenger Both Agree: Proposition 1 is No Good For Anchorage
Both the incumbent Mayor of Anchorage, Democrat Ethan Berkowitz, and his Republican challenger, Rebecca Logan, have both publicly gone on record as opposing Proposition 1,
January 25, 2018


Alaska Democratic Party Officially Opposes Proposition 1
The Alaska Democratic Party has officially announced their opposition to Proposition 1.
January 23, 2018


Anchorage Chief Justin Doll: Not Sure How We Would Enforce Prop 1
Anchorage Chief of Police Justin Doll clearly states that the passage of Proposition 1 would cause difficult questions to arise concerning how exactly to enforce the rule.
January 17, 2018


Fair Anchorage Announces Campaign Leadership Staff
Fair Anchorage is excited to announce our campaign leadership team, who will be working with our already existing coalitions and grassroots supporters to mobilize Anchorage
January 11, 2018


Anchorage Police Chief: "We're Not Concerned" About Any Need For Proposition 1
Today, our campaign to keep non-discrimination on the books in Anchorage released a new ad featuring Anchorage Chief of Police Justin Doll who clearly states
January 4, 2018


Former Republican Alaskan State Senator: "Prop 1 is Harmful and Divisive"
It’s hard to believe, but I recently celebrated my 90th birthday. As a former Republican member of the Alaska Senate who represented Anchorage for 14
December 28, 2017


Sitka Becomes Third Alaska City to Pass Comprehensive Non-Discrimination Protections
This week, by a unanimous vote of 7-0, the General Assembly in Sitka, Alaska approved comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people within its city and borough.
December 15, 2017


Help Us Unlock a Bonus of $5,000 Before the End of the Year!
The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn't mean that we can rest in our campaign to defeat Prop 1. Election Day—April 3rd—gets closer
December 11, 2017


Sam's Employer Discriminated Against Him Because He's Transgender. If Proposition 1 Passes, That Would Be Perfectly Legal in Anchorage
From November 13 through November 20 of this year, individuals and organizations around the country will commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating in the annual Trans
November 17, 2017


Transgender Veterans in Alaska Urge Their Friends & Neighbors to Vote No On Prop 1
In April of 2018, the people of Anchorage will go to the polls to protect Anchorage's non-discrimination law that ensures transgender people can't be targeted
November 9, 2017


Pride Foundation Doubling All Donations to Defeat Proposition 1 in Anchorage
Until Thursday at midnight, the Pride Foundation will double every single donation—up to $5,000—made to our No on Prop 1 campaign. Rush your donation of $5 or more now and let’s stop Prop 1 together.
September 25, 2017


This Back to School Season, Parents & Educators Say 'NO' to Bringing Discrimination Back to Anchorage
If anti-LGBT extremists have their way and Proposition 1 passes next year, it would bring discrimination back to Anchorage, and even require schools to discriminate against transgender children.
September 12, 2017


This Week: 3 Opportunities to Take A Leadership Role With Our No On Prop 1 Campaign
Tuesday, Sept. 5th: Transgender Leadership Council meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 6: Community Action Board meeting. Thursday, Sept. 7th: Volunteer Kickoff & Training. RSVP:
September 5, 2017


Hundreds Turn Out to Hear Transgender Rights Icon Mara Keisling & Local Panelists Speak Against Prop 1
Ultimately, the event’s success is a credit to the Fair Anchorage Community Advisory Council, which is made up of local transgender residents who are leading the charge against Proposition 1.
August 31, 2017


Groundbreaking Report on Widespread Anti-Transgender Discrimination in AK Underscores the Need to Defeat Prop 1
According to US Transgender Survey, a stunning 85% of transgender Alaskans have experienced discrimination, including physical violence.
August 29, 2017


President Trump makes it official: Transgender troops banned from the military
This news underscores a terrifying reality of our present day—now more than ever, every single protection we’ve ever secured for transgender people is under threat. From the White House, to the Pentagon, to right here in Anchorage.
August 26, 2017


Transgender Civil Rights Icon Coming to Anchorage
On Tuesday, August 29th, Mara Keisling—one of the nation’s most renowned transgender civil rights activists and the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality—will be in Anchorage for an important conversation on the state of transgender rights in Alaska.
August 23, 2017


Breaking: Fair Anchorage Announces Defeat of Prop 1
ANCHORAGE -- Today Fair Anchorage announced, based on the most recent numbers released by municipal officials, that Proposition 1, a ballot measure that would have
April 7, 2018

‘No on Prop 1’ Campaign Releases Election Night Statement
ANCHORAGE -- With only partial results available, Anchorage municipal officials tonight announced that they have counted 49,806 ballots and that the Proposition 1 election is
April 4, 2018

Law Enforcement, Republicans, and 110+ Community Leaders Oppose Prop 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE -- A nonpartisan group of more than 110 Anchorage community leaders, including a number
March 29, 2018

Parents and Transgender Youth Host Final Canvass for No on Prop 1 Push
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: March 29, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE – Transgender youth, their parents, and a broad coalition of Anchorage residents will
March 29, 2018

Anchorage Education Association Urges No Vote on Prop 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Education Association, representing thousands of teachers across the city, today announced
March 27, 2018

"Yes on 1" Airs Ad Without Permission From Homeless Shelter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org  ANCHORAGE - The "Yes on 1" campaign, who is attempting to repeal Anchorage's two-year-old transgender
March 22, 2018

Faith Leaders Voice Opposition to Prop 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE – More than 35 Anchorage faith leaders today announced their opposition to Proposition 1
March 14, 2018

More Than 40 Local Businesses Join the Chamber of Commerce, Visit Anchorage, AEDC to Oppose Prop 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE – More than 40 Anchorage businesses have joined with Visit Anchorage, the Anchorage Economic
March 7, 2018

No on Prop 1 Campaign Launches TV Ad
ANCHORAGE – Fair Anchorage, the No on Prop 1 campaign, today released its first TV ad, which features David Lockard and his son, Col, who is
March 1, 2018

No on Prop 1 Campaign Releases First Radio Ad
ANCHORAGE – Fair Anchorage, the No on Prop 1 campaign, today released its first radio ad. If approved, Prop 1 would remove protections against discrimination for
February 27, 2018

Anchorage Superintendent Says Prop 1 Is Unenforceable
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE – Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop today addressed Prop 1, which would repeal portions
February 21, 2018

Finance Report Shows Strong Support For No on Prop 1 Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org ANCHORAGE – Fair Anchorage, the No on Prop 1 campaign, raised more than $124,000 to
February 17, 2018

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Opposes Prop 1 on the April Ballot
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2018 Contact: Kati Ward, Fair Anchorage Campaign Manager, 907-202-6272, kati@fairanchorage.org  ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 900 companies and more
February 8, 2018

Fair Anchorage Responds AG Jeff Sessions’ and Alaska Family Council Attacks on Transgender Rights
Contact: Andrea Zekis, 907-263-2014, andrea@fairanchorage.org   Anchorage, AK – Fair Anchorage, a coalition of business, non-profit, labor, and faith organizations, responded today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier in the
October 10, 2017

Largest Survey of Transgender Life in U.S. Publishes Alaska-Specific Data
Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality and Fair Anchorage released Alaska-specific data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS).
August 29, 2017

Fair Anchorage Responds to the Certification of Jim Minnery’s Anti-Transgender Initiative
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017 Contact: Casey Reynolds, (907) 263-2015, Casey_w_reynolds@hotmail.com Anchorage, AK – Fair Anchorage, a coalition of business, non-profit, labor, and faith
July 27, 2017

Anchorage voters urged to say no to discrimination
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 Contact: Casey Reynolds, ACLU of Alaska, (907) 263-2015, Creynolds@acluak.org Anchorage, Alaska – Fair Anchorage, a coalition of businesses, labor
June 1, 2017