FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Independent Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin met with the Fairbanks community at a town hall Friday night. Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invited Alyse Galvin to have a town hall at the university to engage with students.
President of the UAF Political Science Honor Society Kayla Haeg said, "We hope to encourage students to get out and vote, for whoever they want, and to learn more about the process that goes into an election."
This is the first town hall for Galvin in a series around the state.
Galvin said, "This is what gets people excited, when they can ask questions about issues that they care about."
From questions about campaign finance reform, she said, "In the first 48 hours, you'll see me sponsoring legislature about campaign finance reform."
She also commented on human rights, "I'm really interested in hearing about women's rights, particularly abortion issues, especially now that we have a new change in climate."
Galvin says that Roe vs. Wade is a law in place that needs to be protected
"There are some places where the government needs to just sort of keep out, just keep out, just keep out of the doctor's office, out of the bedroom. I think it's really important that women have access to healthcare, oh my goodness," Galvin said.
Galvin is traveling around the state in her RV as she faces Don young, the longest serving member in the U.S. House of Representatives.