Rep. Scott Kawasaki

March 7, 2016

Opportunity for Public Testimony,
Community Resources for those in Crisis

Dear Neighbors,

Opportunity to Testify on the Budget

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Rep. Kawasaki speaking about the budget

My colleagues in the Senate Finance Committee will hear public testimony from across the state this week. You can testify in person at your local Legislative Information Office (LIO). If you live off the road system or there isn’t an LIO in your community, you can send written testimony to Senate.Finance.Committee@akleg.gov or call (907) 465-3753 for assistance.

 

 

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, March 7
3:45 – 5:30pm: Juneau

Tuesday, March 8
10:00 – 11:00am: Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalaska
11:15 – 12:00pm: Barrow, Tok, Delta Junction
1:00 – 2:00pm: Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg
2:15 – 3:30pm: Sitka, Cordova, Valdez
3:45 – 5:30pm: Statewide Teleconference – Off-net sites

Wednesday, March 9
9:00 – 10:45am: Anchorage
1:00 – 1:45pm: Glennallen, Seward, Homer
3:00 – 4:30pm: Fairbanks, Mat-Su
4:45 – 5:45pm: Kenai, Kodiak, Dillingham

Public Service Announcement: Springtime in Alaska also means an Increase in Suicide Rates

CareLine mental crisis assistance

National research has shown suicide rates are highest in the springtime as we climb out of the darkest months of the year. If you feel overwhelmed and need help, but don’t know where to turn, here are some community resources that can help you:

Call the Careline 1-877-266-4357 for if you need to talk. It’s free and confidential. Contact them if:
  ·         You are in crisis.
  ·         You are a survivor (of an attempt, or if you lost someone to suicide).
  ·         You are grieving.
  ·         You are concerned about someone.
  ·         You are feeling down and need someone to talk to.

To find a substance abuse treatment center call the helpline at 1-800-662-4357 or visit the online Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration treatment Center Locator.

Here is a list of support groups for anyone who needs some help with recovery:

Dial 2-1-1 or 800-478-2221 to connect with a wide variety of resources in your community, including emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational opportunities, and much more. Call 8:30am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, or visit www.alaska211.org anytime when you need to find help. It’s free and confidential.

Working Hard for Fairbanks Families,

[SIGNED]

Representative Scott Kawasaki
Alaska State Representative
City of Fairbanks

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As your Representative,
I am here to listen and help. Contact me anytime.

Rep.Scott.Kawasaki@akleg.gov
 
www.RepScottKawasaki.com
 
IN JUNEAU:
Phone: (907) 465-3466
FAX: (907) 465-2937
State Capitol Building
Juneau, AK 99801

IN FAIRBANKS:
Phone: (907) 456-7423
1292 Sadler Way
(AlaskaUSA Credit Building)
Fairbanks, AK 99701
 
Toll Free: (866) 465-3466

Voice your opinions!
Here are some ways to let your voice be heard regarding issues important to you.

Write a Letter to the Editor - submit up to a 350 word letter to the Fairbanks News Miner via their website:
http://newsminer.com

Contact the Governor
Governor Walker's Fairbanks office may be reached at 451-2920, or e-mail him. You can also visit the state website at alaska.gov

Contact your
Congressional Delegation

Senator Dan Sullivan
Fairbanks Office:
101 12th Avenue, # 328
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-0261 or Email

Congressman Don Young
100 Cushman St., #307
Key Bank Building
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
(907) 456-0210 or Email

Senator Lisa Murkowski
Fairbanks Office:
101 12th Avenue, # 329
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-456-0233 or Email