Do yourself a favor

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002

My grandfather, Kelly Lape, moved to Alaska after the depression, and labored as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver - a Teamster, among other things.

He earned a living wage and a healthy pension. He always told me to vote Democrat because they fight for decent wages and jobs. He was right. I have my own reasons to vote for Democrats, but now with a child of my own I remember my grandfather's advice to fight for Alaska's future.

Do yourself a favor and take a look at Frank Murkowski's voting records: The Teamsters, the AFL-CIO, teachers, firefighters, government employees - Murkowski rates a zero by practically every group of working people that organizes!

My daughter needs a quality education and a chance for a job that pays a living wage. That's why I am voting for Fran Ulmer and writing this letter in the spirit of the labor movement: "Early to bed, early to rise, fight like hell and organize."

Beth Lape Nordlund


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