By KELLY TSHIBAKA
Since I first announced my candidacy for the U.S. Senate, I’ve traveled enough miles within Alaska to circumnavigate the globe. The overwhelming sentiment I’ve heard from thousands of Alaskans is that “it’s time for a change” in our representation.
Alaskans are frustrated by the direction of the country and alarmed at how Washington, D.C. policies are specifically targeting us. The Biden administration, and the entrenched D.C. incumbents who support Biden, are attacking our economy, our freedoms, and our very way of life.
But we’ve had enough.
When I’m your senator, you will always know where I stand and will never have to guess. I’m laying out my agenda, appropriately called “It’s Time for a Change,” in which I pledge to side with Alaskans against the political elites at every turn. You can find these policies and principles at www.KellyforAK.com.
I will fight to revive our economy and defend our resource industries against radical environmentalists who are relentless in their desire to turn Alaska into a national park for the rest of the country.
I will stand up for our God-given, basic constitutional rights, which have been eroded by people in D.C. This includes parents’ rights to be involved in their children’s education and our 2nd Amendment rights.
I will work to reform healthcare so we provide more mental health resources, get veterans their benefits in record time, and care for vulnerable Alaskans.
I will support only immigration policies which are equally applied, secure our border, and provide safe immigration.
I will fight to protect the integrity of our elections so that every eligible voter is able to vote once and have it counted.
I will fight for life and pro-family policies, including supporting the availability of birth control, and increased funding for clinics providing non-abortive healthcare services for women.
And I will hear the voices of the forgotten Alaskans, who will no longer be ignored.
It was through the help of fellow Alaskans that my family was able to build the American Dream. My parents were homeless for a time in Anchorage before I was born, but my mother landed a job at Prudhoe Bay, which allowed them to fight their way into the working class. I became the first in our family to pursue a college degree, starting at UAA before graduating from college and law school.
My family and I owe everything to Alaskans, and in the Senate, I will support you because you supported me.
But our current senior senator doesn’t tell you the truth, saying one thing here in Alaska and doing the opposite in Washington, D.C.
She brags about writing the “infrastructure” bill but doesn’t tell you that the radical extremists she cut deals with are piling up mountains of new regulations, which will drive inflation so high that it will prevent Alaska from seeingadditional funding anytime soon, if at all. We’re not going to get any new roads or bridges out of that massive spending bill.
She runs ads here in Alaska touting her support for the 2nd Amendment, but voted for Joe Biden’s gun control package, resulting in her losing the NRA’s endorsement.
Even pro-choice voters can’t trust her because she claims to be with them, but voted against the Democrats’ effort to codify Roe v. Wade earlier this year. On the other hand, she claims she doesn’t support late-term abortions or taxpayer funded abortions, but she introduced legislation to protect late-term abortions and has voted repeatedly to send taxpayer funds to national abortion providers.
And her latest lie is telling people that I don’t support access to birth control pills, even though I’ve taken them myself and believe they should be widely available for the many different reasons women use them. Birth control pills are not the same as abortion pills.
I am proud to be the endorsed Republican candidate in this election, supported by the Alaska Republican Party and by former President Donald Trump. And it’s clear that we are at a point where the next senator can either stand with Alaska or continue to enable the disastrous Biden administration that is damaging us more every day.
When I’m the next senator from Alaska, I will never forget the Alaskans who elected me, and I will always stand for the values of the people of this great state.
In the primary on August 16, and again on November 8, I ask for your vote because most of us agree that it’s time for a change.
Kelly Tshibaka is a born-and-raised Alaskan, and a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alaska who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump and the Alaska Republican Party.