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IT'S TIME

FOR A CHANGE

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Principles and Policy Priorities I Will Champion as Alaska’s United States Senator:
 

REVIVE OUR ECONOMY

JOBS & BUSINESSES

  • I will focus on reviving our economy. Political freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. We the People, not the government, are the rightful stewards of the blessing that is our state’s and country’s bountiful natural resources. Watch my video here >>

  • I will focus on creating a jobs pipeline that incentivizes and promotes career and technical education for Alaska’s youth to place them in careers supported by Alaska's industries. This would include leveraging opportunities provided by Alaska’s outstanding trade and nursing schools. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will capitalize on the strategic value Alaska holds geographically to drive new investments, to realize our unparallelled economic potential, and to develop new industries that will generate jobs and careers for us and for future generations of Alaskans. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will support critical infrastructure investments such as development at the Don Young Port of Alaska, as opposed to what’s contained in the so-called Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which is just the Green New Deal by another name. Developing our state’s critical infrastructure is vital for our food security, disaster readiness, commerce, and our national security. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will work to attract new national security-related investments to Alaska – not only from the public sector but from the private sector as well. Alaska should be a national hub for industries like Arctic shipping routes, space infrastructure, signal intelligence facilities, and satellite construction. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will advocate to recruit new businesses, such as Chick-fil-A, to open in Alaska. It is critical we continue to expand the service industries that will support our families and grow our workforce.
     

  • I will fight for broadband connectivity for every Alaskan. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will advocate for increased Coast Guard presence in Alaska. This includes having ice breakers in state, and maintaining and repairing our own Coast Guard ships. Watch my video here >>

  • I will advocate for U.S. Postal Service reform and protect “Last Mile Delivery”.  Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will promote and advocate for the full spectrum of our tourism industry. Alaska is one of the top visitor destinations in the world. Maintaining thriving year-round tourism is necessary for sustainable economic and resource development in Alaska's urban and rural communities. 

RESOURCE INDUSTRY

  • I will work to develop affordable energy solutions in rural Alaska. I will push to reopen domestic energy production, develop affordable renewable energy alternatives, and make us energy independent again. Watch my video here >>

  • I will work to increase American investment in our energy industry. We must showcase our environmentally-conscious Alaskan companies and demonstrate how investment in Alaska provides a greater return than investment in foreign countries. Watch my video here >>

  • I will fight for a Predictable, Understandable, Reliable and Equitable (P.U.R.E.) federal permitting process for our businesses. Without certainty in permitting procedures, businesses cannot adequately plan for the future. Watch my video here >>

  • I will support expediting the permitting process for mineral production on public lands and protect the livelihoods of our Alaskan miners by stopping the federal government from handicapping our sovereignty and state’s right to responsibly develop our own resources. The United States is vulnerable through its dependency on China and other nations for rare earth minerals. These minerals are critical to advanced technology, renewable energy, and defense manufacturing. Watch my video here >>

  • I will support logging in Alaska, including accessing the Tongass. It's critical to our economy, getting our jobs back, and developing affordable housing. Watch my video here >>

  • I will push for the economic growth opportunities that will help conserve our environment. Poverty is the gravest threat to the environment, while steady economic growth makes environmental progress and conservation investments possible.  Watch my video here >>

  • I will support private sector development of sustainable energy projects in Alaska. Alaska is an innovative center for sustainable energy solutions. These opportunities present great economic, environmental, and cost savings benefits for Alaskans. Watch my video here >>

PRO-LIFE & FAMILY ISSUES

  • I will fight for the right to life for pre-born Americans, consistent with the Constitution, which only sanctions the taking of a life after due process of law. Right to Life. Watch my video here >>
     

  • Women take birth control pills for any number of reasons. I was on birth control for years. But, birth control pills shouldn't be confused with abortion pills. After the Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling, some states may not allow abortions, which means any pill that would induce an abortion cannot be sold by mail there either. I also will always oppose federal funding for abortion. Watch my video here >>

  • I support re-directing taxpayer funds from national abortion providers to local women's healthcare providers close to home who do not provide abortions.  Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will oppose all federal policies that discriminate against marriage. Watch my video here >>

  • I will support a ban on biological males competing in girls’ or women’s sports at institutions that receive federal funding. Watch my video here >>

BASIC CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

  • I will always fight to protect religious liberty, including opposing any discrimination against religious entities which operate schools, pregnancy centers, soup kitchens, shelters, addiction programs, or adoption agencies. Watch my video here >>

  • I will fight for workers’ rights. I will protect what is good about unions and oppose what is wrong with some large unions. All workers, including union members, should be empowered in the workplace to have the freedom to accept raises and rewards, talk openly with their management, and have full transparency about what’s going on in their trust funds and health care plans. I will also fight to protect workers’ rights to free speech, association, economic liberty, and the choice to work independently. Watch my video here >>

  • I will fight to protect limited government, separation of powers, federalism, and the rights of the people. Furthermore, I will work to block Biden and his 24+ executive actions aimed directly at Alaska. The Constitution is not an Etch-a-Sketch document, but an enduring system that must be preserved and protected for future generations. It can only be changed by amendment, not by the whim of activist judges and unelected bureaucrats. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will work to develop laws governing Big Tech and social media giants to create policies that protect free speech in social media spaces.  Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will fight for the Alaska Marine Highway System, critical infrastructure that provides transportation for our coastal communities. In our Statehood Act, we entered the union on "equal footing" with the other states. We have the right to the same transportation infrastructure investments other states have received. Watch my video here >>
     

TAXES & REGULATIONS

  • I will advocate for a review of all the federal regulations that make it harder to rent, buy, and sell a home, and I will push to reduce tax burdens on homeowners. If we are going to revive our economy we need to have enough affordable homes to house all our workers and our growing workforce. Watch my video here >>

  • I will fight to simplify the tax code and cut unnecessary funding to the Internal Revenue Service. Watch my video here >>

  • I will faithfully implement conservative fiscal principles by voting to reduce taxes, regulations, and stimulus spending. I will insist that we reduce regulations and red tape to help unleash our entrepreneurial potential, unburden our businesses, and revive our economy. For every new regulation a federal agency creates, it must eliminate at least 2 or 3 existing regulations. Watch my video here >>

  • I will always fight to cut unnecessary government spending and push for Congress to pass budgets on time. The national debt has exploded by over $24 trillion during Lisa Murkowski’s tenure and her time on the Senate Appropriations Committee. When government grows, freedom shrinks. Instead of shrinking Alaskans’ freedom, I’m committed to protecting and restoring it. Future generations of Alaskans should not pay the price for the reckless spending Lisa Murkowski has enabled. Watch my video here >>

  • I will advocate for policies that promote fair trade and support business tax exemptions and policies that incentivize employment. Watch my video here >>

  • I will fight to level the playing field by implementing the equivalent of tort reform for environmental litigation. Watch my video here >>

EDUCATION

  • I will fight for the rights of parents to make decisions about what happens to their kids in the classroom because parents don't surrender their rights or responsibilities when they enroll their children in school. I support a Parental Bill of Rights, including the right to know and see all material being taught, as well as school budget and spending; the right to develop Individual Learning Plans to create a unique education experience for their child; the right to direct their child's health decisions based on their unique medical needs; the right to be immediately informed of violent activity or threats at school that affect their child, and to be informed prior to major disciplinary action being taken; the right to be fully informed of and to approve any sex education, gender identification, or race theory material being presented or discussed with their child; and the right to access their child's data and records, have the information provided in a timely manner, and be assured of the safeguarding of their child's privacy. We need multiple paths to receiving diplomas so that our children can be engaged and prepared for jobs and self-sufficiency in Alaska. Watch my video here >>

  • Education is a national priority and state responsibility which must involve parents with their children. I will advocate for child-centric education, such as block grants that allow funding to follow the child, not the system, empowering families to make best choices for their child's education. From tribal compacting, to public school options, to charter schools–a child’s zip code should never determine their future. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will fight to reserve federal education funding only for essential education, such as those that will place Alaska youth in Alaskan jobs. School is not a place for ideological indoctrination programs, such as Critical Race Theory. Watch my video here >>
     

  • To meet each child's unique educational needs, I will support innovative approaches like competency-based education, where students can obtain school credit for mastering competencies through on-the-job-training, internships, apprenticeships, subsistence living experiences, or extracurricular activities. We need multiple paths to receiving diplomas so that our children can be engaged academically and prepared for jobs in Alaska.  Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will support a requirement that school children recite the Pledge of Allegiance, stand for the National Anthem, and honor the American flag. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will support requirements that American history be taught accurately in school. Watch my video here >>
     

  • I will oppose any efforts to discriminate against school students who voluntarily engage in prayer. Watch my video here >>

PUBLIC SAFETY

  •  I will fight for and prioritize public safety across Alaska. I pledge to support law enforcement and always fund the police.
     

  • I will be a voice in the Senate advocating for all forgotten Alaskans, including missing and murdered indigenous women and children, and those who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
     

  • I will support critical infrastructure necessary for public safety, like the life-saving King Cove Road. I will only support nominees and judges who will support these projects, and I will not take campaign donations from groups who are profiting off the road or other critical Alaskan infrastructure not being built.
     

  • I will support increased penalties for violent crime, sexual assault, and domestic abuse. I will also support increased penalties on cyber predators and those convicted of child pornography.
     

  • I will advocate for more funds under Public Law 280 through tribal/state memorandum of agreement (MOAs) and partnerships, which have new potential through Tribal Recognition, recently passed by the Alaska Legislature. These funds can be used for efforts like rape kits, detention centers, rural police, and reinvigorating the rural guard.
     

  • I will combat human trafficking, recognizing that Alaska has the highest rate of missing people in the nation. We are never truly free until those in bondage live equally free. People are not property.

Kelly is releasing her "It's Time for a Change" agenda one issue area at a time. Check back again regularly for updates.

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