Because of your donations, we're able to fight for the civil liberties and rights of all Alaskans.
Happy New Year! We collectively made it through 2020. As of January 1, we Alaskans have the opportunity to apply for the Permanent Fund Dividend and make charitable gifts through Pick.Click.Give. <[link removed]> As a commitment to 2021 being a better year, we hope you'll select the ACLU of Alaska Foundation for a gift from your PFD.
Our Alaska supporters were critical to ensuring the ACLU of Alaska team could take on the witness signature requirement for mailed ballots in Alaska. That rule forced Alaskans to choose between their health and their vote – their voice – in our democracy. Courts agreed the requirement wasn't constitutional during a pandemic and the State of Alaska admitted it's never used a witness signature to detect fraud – its alleged purpose.
Because of donors like you, the ACLU only had to have a good legal case and arguments. Alaskans made sure we had the resources to bring the case, pay our staff, fight it – and to take it all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court, where we won!
We can't predict every civil liberty challenge we'll face in 2021, but we are grateful that Alaskans, like you, will be with us in solidarity to keep up the work that makes us all safe, equal, and free.
Apply for your PFD today and please consider giving a gift to the ACLU of Alaska. <[link removed]> Please note: This link will take you to a third-party website, alaska.gov.
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