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Governor Parnell to Lead Anchorage Choose Respect March and Rally


More Than 50 Communities to Hold Choose Respect Events

March 17, 2011, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell will lead the Anchorage “Choose Respect” march and rally on Thursday, March 31, beginning at noon at the Delaney Park Strip. The governor has challenged Alaskans to step up and in this generation end the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSA) that plagues our state.

In the ongoing effort to raise awareness of DVSA, the Office of the Governor and non-profit groups across the state are sponsoring simultaneous “Choose Respect” events in more than 50 communities across Alaska. The public is encouraged to attend.

More information on Choose Respect events across Alaska is available at: www.chooserespect.alaska.gov


Governor Sean Parnell and Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan will join other dignitaries and lead a march from the Delaney Park Strip to a rally at Town Square Park.

Where: Delaney Park Strip (9th and F Street)

When: March 31, Noon


Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan will lead a rally at the Golden Heart Plaza.

Where: Golden Heart Plaza

When: March 31, Noon


Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner Susan Bell and Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher will lead a march from the Capitol Building to Marine Park.

Where: Capitol Building (240 Main Street)

When: March 31, Noon

Across Alaska

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will lead events in Wasilla

Contact: judyg@akafs.org

Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur will lead events in Barrow

Contact: virginia.walsh@north-slope.org

Education Commissioner Mike Hanley will lead events in Dillingham

Contact: jcwalker@besafeandfree.org

Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken will lead events in Galena

Contact: http://www.cityofgalena.org/gov.cfm or huntingtonO@gmail.com

Military and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Maj. Gen. Tom Katkus will lead events in Homer

Contact: sphh@alaska.net

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig will lead events in Hoonah

Contact: hewettr@hoonahschools.org

Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg will lead events in Kenai

Contact: leeshoreed@alaska.net

Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters will lead events in Kotzebue

Contact: debbie.moates@maniilaq.org

Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt will lead events in Palmer

Contact: donn@akafs.org

Labor Commissioner Click Bishop will lead events in Tanana

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