Alliance for a Better Utah is a nonprofit that holds politicians accountable and advocates for progressive policies that make Utah an even better place.
From Medicaid expansion to tax reform; from reproductive rights to education funding; from ballot initiatives to the climate crisis and clean air, we advocate for the issues that Utahns care about. We don’t lobby politicians–we work with and for the general public to speak up and out about policies that Utahns think would make our great state an even better place to live.
Citizens have the right to know what their elected officials are doing. We help keep government transparent and information flowing freely by monitoring compliance with open records laws, improving access to campaign finance information, and creating a direct communication bridge between Utahns and their elected officials.
“Power tends to corrupt,” said Lord Acton. We couldn’t agree more. Whether it is monitoring the inner workings of the executive branch, keeping our eyes on individual legislators, or making sure state boards and committees are listening to their constituents, we hold elected and appointed leaders to the common sense ethical standards shared by the majority of Utahns.
To drive a public narrative that empowers Utah’s electorate and holds public officials accountable.
An ideologically balanced Utah where public officials act with integrity, transparency, and for the common good, and where an informed and engaged citizenry seeks progressive change of and through the political process.
Act with integrity, i.e. always do the right thing
Engage with a broad spectrum of people with different backgrounds to obtain a diversity of perspectives and input (including, among others, race, color, ethnicity, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and economic status).
Make factual and reason-based decisions.
Treat all people (within and outside of the organization) with dignity and respect.
Communicate honestly and openly.
Seek solutions to further
progressive ideals through leadership and cooperation with other individuals, groups, and organizations.
Work hard, be focused, and do not overlook the details.
Plan first, and then take action.
Alliance for a Better Utah is an affiliate of ProgressNow, a national progressive advocacy organization. ProgressNow works with state partners to promote progressive ideas and causes through earned media strategies and cutting-edge new media.