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Action Alert

Action needed for Alaska's Smokefree Bill

Publication Date: 3/9/2017

Great news! Senate Bill 63 for Smokefree Indoor Air
in Alaska passed its first committee unanimously!

PlaceholderNow, members of the Senate Finance Committee need to hear from you.  Let them know why you care about smokefree air for Alaska. 

Did you know that less than half of Alaska’s residents are protected from secondhand smoke and aerosol emissions because many boroughs lack the authority to pass a smokefree law on their own?  The solution is to pass SB 63 for a statewide smokefree air law.

Contact the Finance Committee members today!


                
1) Send an email:
Copy and paste the committee members’ email addresses into the "to: line":
Sen.Lyman.Hoffman@akleg.gov; Sen.Lyman.Hoffman@akleg.gov; Sen.Anna.MacKinnon@akleg.gov; Sen.Click.Bishop@akleg.gov; Sen.Mike.Dunleavy@akleg.gov;
Sen.Donald.Olson@akleg.gov; Senator.Natasha.vonImhof@akleg.gov; Senator.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov

 

2) Call the committee members directly!
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Finance Committee Chair: 907-465-3878
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Committee Co-Chair: 907-465-3777
Senator Click Bishop, Committee Vice Chair: 907-465-2327
Senator Donald Olson: 907-465-3707    
Senator Mike Dunleavy: 907-465-6600
Senator Natasha Von Imhof: 907-465-2995
Senator Peter Micciche, Bill Sponsor: 907-465-2828

3) Meet your legislator in person at one of their district events or other public meetings.
Talking Points:
  • Thank the committee members for their support for SB63. 
  • Share your story about why you want smokefree air for all workplaces and public places in Alaska.
  • Along with several national health entities, over 1,013 Alaska businesses, Tribes and organizations have signed a letter of support for statewide smokefree legislation. 
  • In a 2016 opinion poll, 88% of Alaskans agree that all Alaskan workers should be protected from secondhand smoke in the workplace. 
  • The science is clear, the debate is over: smokefree air saves lives, saves money, and dramatically reduces the risk of chronic disease like heart disease and cancer.

Thank you for all you do!

Read the full alert here.