Happy Election Day! Here’s How Alaska’s Salmon Protectors Should Vote Today

It’s Election Day, 2022, the crucial midterm elections that have everyone wondering if it will be a Red Storm or a Blue Wave. Whatever way you lean, get out and vote today. If you’re an Alaskan and want to protect the state’s salmon stocks and help prevent the Pebble Mine’s project from going through, United Tribes of Bristol Bay provided a list of candidates to vote for.

The social media hashtag of #SalmonSlate2022 is circulating around platforms. Here’s more from KDLG on these endorsements:

The 2022 general election is ranked choice, and UTBB ranked the candidates that, in its words, will “best protect Bristol Bay’s wild salmon, abundant natural resources, and the cultures and communities they sustain.”

The so-called “Salmon Slate” endorsements for first-choice votes are incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Democrat Mary Peltola for U.S. House, and Democrat Les Gara for governor. The second-choice endorsements are Democrat Pat Chesbro for U.S. Senate and Independent Bill Walker in the race for governor.

In state races, UTBB has backed Democrat Lyman Hoffman for Alaska State Senate and independent Bryce Edgmon for the state House. Both are incumbents. Hoffman is running against Veterans Party of Alaska candidate Willy Keppel, while Edgmon is running unopposed.

Here’s a look at what that ballot would look like, with first and second choices.