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Update on Matt’s Law

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Message from activist Debbie Smith, mother of Matt Carrington (cut slightly for space):

Hi Everyone
The next hearing date, with the Judiciary Committee, has been changed to the 25th.  Because everyone did such a fabulous job showing their support (pats on the back to you all) I have been told that EVERYONE does not have to show up this time.  Please come if you want to because a show of support is always nice. 
But the most important showing will be in June when it goes to the Assembly for the first time.  The bill will start all over then and we will be doing the same thing we did this time.  We will have a Matt Day the day before and meet with all the Committee Members of Public Safety and Judiciary then we will want ALL the Supporters to come in their RED so the Assembly will know as the Senate knows just how important this bill is.

Debbie, MMTrack the bill here:
This moderator supports the bill’s passage.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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