September 24, 2016

Immigrant children lost in a corrupt system

Recently, NBC News reported that lawyers cannot find the parents of 545 migrant children—children who had been separated from their families by the U.S. Government, under the direction of the Trump administration. Horrifically, this isn’t surprising—in 2018 it was reported that ICE lost track of 1,500 children, twice. You all …

Serving the one and serving the many

A few years ago on my way home from work, I came upon an older woman balancing a bag of groceries on her walker as she headed for her apartment. I quickly offered a hand and she and I went up the steps together as I carried her groceries. As …

Press Release: Better Utah response to Kerry Gibson audit

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to a state audit of the Department of Agriculture under Kerry Gibson’s short tenure which showed improper use of public resources and expressed concerns about how medical cannabis licenses were handed out, Katie Matheson, communications director from …

Press Release: Sean Reyes abandons Utah for Trump

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 06, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – On Friday, November 6, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes tweeted unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election and announced he was taking personal leave from his elected position as Utah’s Attorney General to help other states prepare …

Press Release: Burgess Owens accepted illegal contributions

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the New York Times broke the story that Republican candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, Burgess Owens, has accepted at least $130,000 in illegal campaign contributions. These donations were over the legal limit for Congressional donations and have …

Press Release: Senator Ipson comments about police violence are obscene

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – During a discussion on police K9 certifications during a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee meeting earlier today, Senator Don Ipson made controversial comments about complaints about use of police dogs. Sen. Ipson voted to explore the issue …

Vote. Track. Share.

The moment we’ve been waiting for is here — it’s time to vote! Utahns all over the state have started receiving their ballots. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your vote counts. It’s as simple as: Vote. Track. Share.  VOTE. Be an early voter. We like to tell …

What’s the deal with Amendment G?

Utah has 7 constitutional amendments on the ballot this year. The one that’s attracting the most pushback is Amendment G, which would change the way that education is funded in Utah.  The Better Utah position: We’re opposed… but it’s complicated.  Let’s break it down.  Utah’s constitution requires that income tax …

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This year's event will be held virtually and will feature a conversation with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.