March 11, 2006
The effort is the first step in the governor's proposed national education campaign announced during his State of the State Address in January. The request for proposals was posted on the state's online public notice system Friday.
"As events of the last year have demonstrated, the nation's view of Alaska is distorted," said Murkowski. "The recent congressional debate about ANWR and the ill-informed 'bridges to nowhere' campaign demonstrate the lack of understanding many hold about our young, unique state."
The RFP, for an amount not to exceed $150,000, seeks to establish a factual basis concerning Lower 48 attitudes toward Alaska. Analysis from the RFP will help the state focus a potential outreach campaign that most effectively influences public opinion about issues important to the economic and social well being of Alaska.
Once the research results are
available, the governor's office will consult with the Congressional
Delegation and the Alaska Legislature before determining the
cost and scope of work of a national campaign.
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