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Governor Parnell to Lead Fairbanks Choose Respect Rally March 29th


March 28, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell will lead the Fairbanks Choose Respect rally on Thursday, March 29, beginning at noon at the Golden Heart Plaza. The governor has challenged Alaskans to be the generation that ends Alaska’s epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSA).

In the ongoing effort to raise awareness of DVSA, the Office of the Governor and non-profit groups across the state are sponsoring Choose Respect events in more than 120 communities across Alaska. The public is encouraged to attend.

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


Governor Sean Parnell will join others and lead a rally at the Golden Heart Plaza.

Where: Golden Heart Plaza (550 1st Avenue)

When: March 29, Noon


Military and Veterans Affairs Commissioner, Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Katkus will lead a rally from the Delaney Park Strip (9th Avenue and F Street) to Town Square Park.

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

When: March 29, Noon


Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will lead a march from the Capitol Building to Marine Park.

Where: Capitol Building (120 4th Street)

When: March 29, Noon                                             

Across Alaska

Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg will lead events in Kenai.

Contact: leeshoreed@alaska.net

Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Commissioner Susan Bell will lead events in Ketchikan.

Contact: wish@kpunet.net or wishoff2@hotmail.com

Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt will lead events in Palmer.

Contact: donn@akafs.org

Education and Early Development Commissioner Mike Hanley will lead events in Sitka.

Contact: mkurzer@safv.org

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig will lead events in Glennallen.

Contact: outreach@avvalaska.org

Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur will lead events in Bethel.

Contact: michelle_dewitt@twcpeace.org

Attorney General Michael Geraghty will lead events in Barrow.

Contact: virginia.walsh@north-slope.org

Brig. Gen. Leon “Mike” Bridges, Commander of the Alaska Army National Guard will lead events in Wasilla.

Contact: donn@akafs.org

Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan will lead events in Nome.

Contact: execdir@nome.net

Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters will lead events in Dillingham and Aleknagik.

Contact: baivenua@besafeandfree.org

Director of the Alaska State Troopers, Colonel Keith Mallard will lead events in Selawik.

Contact: mildred.greist@maniilaq.org or lorraine.ticket@maniilaq.org

Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken will lead events in Cordova.

Contact: cfrc@ctcak.net

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