We are The Dippers, a group of students from Glacier Valley Elementary School in Juneau, Alaska who have come together to help draft and pass a bill that would make the 2nd verse of the Alaska Flag Song official. We believe the adoption of the 2nd verse is important because it is inclusive of all cultures and honors Benny Benson, an Alaskan Native who designed the Alaska flag when he was thirteen years old.
We visited our legislator, Representative Andi Story, in November to ask for her help. On January 10, 2020, Representative Story filed HB 193 to add the second verse to Alaska's official state song! If this bill is to pass, we need everyone's help statewide. Please contact your legislator and encourage them to vote YES for HB 193.