Kelly Tshibaka continues to unveil her “It’s Time for a Change” agenda
Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka today unveiled principles and proposals to restore and promote basic constitutional rights under her “It’s Time for a Change” agenda. At a time when Alaskans feel the overreach of the federal government and sense it is getting worse, Tshibaka will fight for the rights of all citizens.
“We are fiercely independent people in Alaska, and we value our God-given rights as protected in the Constitution,” Tshibaka said. “To often, our incumbent senator, Lisa Murkowski, has been willing to negotiate away pieces of our freedom in her pursuit of acceptance among the elites in Washington, D.C. When I’m the next senator from Alaska, I will always fight for the rights of individual Alaskans and against the D.C. insiders.”
As part of her “It’s Time for a Change” agenda, Tshibaka made the following pledges regarding basic constitutional rights:
I will always be a champion for our 2nd Amendment 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.
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.
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.
I will work to develop laws governing Big Tech and social media giants to create policies that protect free speech in social media spaces.
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.
Tshibaka, who was born and raised in Alaska, has spent her career exposing fraud and abuse in government and served as Commissioner of Administration for the State of Alaska until she stepped down to announce her campaign. Her father was a union electrician and Vietnam War veteran, and her mother was one of the first workers at the startup of Prudhoe Bay, one of Alaska's large oil fields. Her parents were homeless for a time in the 1970s, but fought their way into the working class.
Tshibaka graduated from Steller Secondary School in Anchorage and was the first in her family to pursue a college degree, beginning her studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage before graduating from college and law school. She lives in Anchorage with her husband, Niki, and their five children.