Libertarian presidential nominee meets business owners, media, plays hockey

GREENVILLE, S.C.; Sept. 5, 2020 Libertarian presidential nominee Dr. Jo Jorgensen today begins a four-city tour of Alaska to rally supporters, meet with local business owners, and take media interviews. She is resuming her duties as candidate following a respite to mourn the recent passing of her mother. 

Tonight campaign staff will kick off her Alaskan outreach with a meet-and-greet event in Anchorage. Speakers will include Jon Briggs Watts, chair of the Libertarian Party (LP) of Alaska, and two of Jorgensen’s down-ballot colleagues: Scott Kohlhaas, candidate for state house (Dist. 16), and Carolyn “Care” Clift, running for state senate (Dist. N).

Clift’s campaign includes a call for fair elections with more choices, and a demand that Alaskans be permitted to go back to their normal work. She appreciates Dr. Jorgensen’s pledge that “a Libertarian administration wouldn’t put everybody under house arrest, but instead would step aside and let private medical research flourish. Government bureaucrats and politicians have no place treating Americans as children with their intrusions such as quarantining healthy people.” 

Clift said, “While I support Alaska Gov. Dunleavy’s handling of the CoVid-19 crisis statewide—for example, encouraging the wearing of masks without mandating it—I feel that local mandates are costing precious tourism dollars, at the expense of Anchorage’s small businesses.”

Jorgensen has garnered support throughout her nationwide tour for her platform of creating a truly free market in health care—optimizing people’s chances against a virus during a pandemic—ending the war on drugs, recalling U.S. military men and women home to defend America’s own shores, and protecting the Second Amendment.

If elected, she plans to abolish the ATF: “I am dedicated to the unalienable right of individuals to keep and bear arms, and I will work to repeal every federal law passed in the last 100 years that infringes on this fundamental right.”

Dr. Jorgensen’s campaign stops in Alaska feature down-ticket candidates, include media availability, and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zone):

Saturday, September 5; Anchorage
7:30–9 P.M.: Mixer & rally: 49th State Brewing, 717 W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage 
Sunday, September 6; Anchorage
4–5 P.M.: Private meet-and-greet (selected media availability by appointment), 
Sunday, September 6; Wasilla
6–7:30 P.M.: Meet & greet, rally: Iditapark (Green Pavilion),  500 W. Nelson, Wasilla
Monday, September 7; Ketchikan 
11:30–12:30 P.M.: Panel discussion with local business leaders: Stoney Moose, 127 Stedman St., Ketchikan
1–3 P.M.: Meet & greet: Bar Harbor Ale House, 55 Schoenbar Ct., Ketchikan
4:30–6:45 P.M.: Veterans’ barbecue and town hall: American Legion Post 3, 631 Park Ave., Ketchikan
Tuesday, September 8; Juneau 
1–2 P.M.: Pick-up hockey game with Jo: Treadwell Ice Arena, 105 Savikko Rd., Lena Beach, Juneau (Douglas)
6 P.M.: Meet & greet: Lena Beach (Lena Point Park Shelter), Juneau

Jorgensen’s vice-presidential running mate, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, is in the Pacific northwest campaign on a bus tour, this Labor Day weekend. For a full list of the candidates’ upcoming campaign events, visit Jo20.com/events.

Media advisory: Rain or shine! The candidate will have media availability at most tour stops. A mult box will be available at the rallies, although no risers. Personal distancing protocols will be followed; hand sanitizer and masks will be provided.  

For questions or to schedule an interview with Dr. Jorgensen during her visits, contact: