Dr. Alan Gross addresses the crowd at the launching of his exploratory committee for the United States Senate. The event was held outside of the Salty Pantry on Tuesday where food and drinks were served. In his speech, Gross said that he wants to give Alaska the hammer it needs to break out of its current recession. He wants to fix the healthcare system and create new jobs for the younger generations to come back to. He wants to fight to preserve the health of Alaska's rivers, land and ocean, while addressing climate change. Gross will also be headed on a listening tour throughout Alaska to hear the problems Alaskans are facing and their solutions to it. "Together, let's make Alaska great again," said Gross.