Vicki Turner Malone- March 21, 2018
This year Alyse Galvin, who is running against Don Young for Alaska’s one Congressional seat, came to Cama-i at the invitation of several Democratic women in Bethel. I watched Alyse as she moved among us, as she sat eyes glued to the dancers, as she engaged with high school students who disclosed their concerns. She returned to Drew’s room, noting more people had posted names on the board and had a thoughtful discussion with Paul O’Brien and his daughter, Haley about suicide prevention.
I listened to her values around education, health care, her common sense ideas around school safety without taking our guns away. I came to realize she stepped up to the plate, not to make herself great, but because she believes in the need to change the rhetoric and policies of the party of Don Young. Perhaps it is time to come together as she says, to bond to a person who will represent our values.