Anchorage resident Bernadette Wilson has started a fundraising campaign to produce high-quality videos featuring local doctors who have concerns about an upcoming face mask mandate that Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has warned he will order.
Wilson said that the doctors who are willing to help with the message have already stuck their neck out during public testimony at the Anchorage Assembly meeting earlier this week. And she has a production team willing to turn around a few videos of about two minutes each.
She plans to raise at least $1,500 for the videos, and then purchase social media space and radio ads to educate the public about two main topics:
- The alternative viewpoint that doctors have regarding masks for the general public, in the doctors’ own words.
- The legal rights the public has regarding the mask mandate and how to proceed if you are denied service due to the mask mandate.
As of Thursday afternoon, her Truth Unmasked project had already raised $1,270.
Wilson was the recent organizer of the Open Anchorage rolling rally and the impromptu Memorial Day observance in Anchorage, after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz had cancelled the city-sponsored event.
She said any excess funds donated will be used to purchase radio ad time to get the messages out about legal rights for those who cannot wear masks.