Legislative advocacy

UAF Impact 

UAF alumni and students can make a big difference when it comes to advocating for the university.  Personal stories about the impact a college education has had on lives,  jobs, family and communities help legislators understand the value of state investment in the University of Alaska. 

The UAF Alumni Association provides opportunities to connect alumni with legislators and the legislative process.  This page is designed to share tips and best practices. We encourage alumni to reach out to legislators through UAFAA-sponsored events or on their own. 

UA Impact Legislative Fly-in

Each year, a group of alumni volunteers from the nonprofit UAFAA head to Juneau to advocate for UAF and higher education in Alaska. In recent years UAFAA has partnered with alumni volunteers from UAA and UAS for an all-UA alumni team. No state or university money is used for this nonpartisan effort. 

This year's event took place February 9-10, 2022. Over 47 UA students and alumni volunteers meet virtually with 45 legislators from across the state. Volunteers thanked legislators and their staff and shared their personal stories of how UA has made a difference in their lives. Thank you to our amazing volunteers–it was a great success! 

Planning for the fly-in starts in the fall, so check back for more information or reach out to the UAF alumni office at uaf-alumni@alaska.edu

If you don't know who your legislators are, use the "Who Represents Me?" tool on the bottom right of the Alaska Legislature's homepage

Additional resources

UA Government Relations
One stop shop for all things UA and government.

UA Advocacy Website
Resources for UA supporters, including sample email language and tips and tricks.

Legislative Resources
Track bills, find Legislator contact information, watch committee hearings , and more! 

Alaska State Legislature BASIS
Direct way to search bills and committees. 

Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
Additional resources related to  Alaska’s Governor including contact information

Sign up for the Capitol Report from the UA Government Relations team
A great way to stay up to date on  issues important to the UA and how you can be an advocate.