Press Release: Keep Alaska Working

The Keep Alaska Working campaign aims to preserve the unique economic opportunity currently enjoyed by Alaskan entrepreneurs and workers.


(August 17, 2021)—Today, the Job Creators Network (JCN), a leading national small business advocacy organization, in partnership with the Alaska Policy Forum (APF), is launching a campaign in Alaska to educate the public about the consequences of the PRO Act. The federal legislation has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently being considered in the Senate. The bill would hurt Alaska’s small businesses, compromise worker privacy, and threaten employee freedom.

Using a series of television and radio commercials, as well as 40,000 pieces of direct mail and digital advertising, this six-figure campaign will drive state residents to, where visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the consequences of the PRO Act. Once there, visitors can also take the opportunity to ask Sens. Sullivan and Murkowski to stand up for Alaska’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent workers and encourage them to oppose this federal legislation.

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Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, released the following statement:

“The PRO Act is a Trojan Horse that some politicians in Washington are trying to sneak into workplaces across the country. Parts of the legislation will compromise the very small businesses and employees who are fueling the economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. This is yet another element of Biden’s war on small business. I stand with Alaska’s entrepreneurs in asking Sens. Sullivan and Murkowski to keep Alaska working by drawing a line in the sand. We need to stand up and say ‘NO’ to the PRO Act.”

Bethany Marcum, CEO of the Alaska Policy Forum, released the following statement:

“Alaska needs solutions that will increase job options and flexibility for employers and employees. The PRO Act would do the opposite—it would hurt employees, businesses and even our communities. The provisions in this bill would cause a myriad of employment disruptions, which would have far-reaching negative ramifications on our families and economy. ”