Former Green candidate for Alaska governor fasting for environment, abuse victims, Natives

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A former Alaska Green Party candidate for Governor and longtime Native activist, is in her 18th day without food. Dessa Jacobson began fasting on February 8 and says she will not halt her fast until her three key demands are met.

Her demands include a company addressing mercury pollution, addressing the problem of domestic abuse in Alaska, and certain issues in the Native community.  The story contains some interesting background on Jacobson, as well.

In her 1998 bid for governor of the state, Jacobson received about three percent of the vote.

One thought on “Former Green candidate for Alaska governor fasting for environment, abuse victims, Natives

  1. Green Party Conservative

    It’s a brave and praiseworthy act.

    Our experience is this. You have a more effective, and longer lasting impact on policy by getting on the ballot as a Green Party candidate in every election cycle. Every year.

    Whether for local, state, or federal office. The positive solution is on the ballot as Green Party candidte.

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