Guess who was in town?

If Paul Revere were alive and in Utah last week, I’d imagine he’d have been ringing the alarm for us all screaming, “ALEC is coming, ALEC is coming!” Yes, it’s true. ALEC, also known as the American Legislative Exchange Council, was in town last week, and we should all be …

2 quick ways to take action on Utah’s COVID response

With the Delta variant spreading like wildfire, vaccination rates lower than hoped, and implementation of mask mandates made overly-political and difficult—or in the case of public schools, outright illegal (thanks to the Utah Legislature)—many Utahns are worried about how their communities will fare in the coming weeks and months with …

How do we get fair districts and keep communities together?

Every ten years, the lines for our voting districts are drawn. Depending on how the maps are made, the lines can strengthen or separate a community. When a community is sliced apart, their voices are minimized, and elected officials have no incentive to listen to them. A community that is …

A super fun very good time that will not bore you in any way shape or form

I’m a super fan of civic engagement, which I know makes me sound like a total nerd, but here we are.  However, I’ve found that often when people hear the term “civic engagement,” they’re not all as thrilled about it as I am. Many people have flashbacks to boring high …

Four reasons why Mike Lee needs to go

We all know that Utah is an incredibly special state. From the majestic red rocks to the striking mountain ranges, the natural beauty and adventure are never in short supply. However, the thing that makes Utah truly wonderful is the people who call this great state home, and the values …

What comes after the double-tap?

In quarantine, we have learned to rely on the digital space to not only interact with our friends, family, and work, but also to keep up with community news, organizations who are making change, and policies. We have also learned that social media is a great place to learn more …

Utah’s conflict of interest problem

With the Legislative session now a month behind us, it’s a good time to reflect not just on what happened, but what we want the Legislature to look like in the future.  Utah has long resisted implementing meaningful ethical standards for public officials. As a matter of fact, a few …

This is the place

“… Being American is more than a pride we inherit,it’s the past we step intoand how we repair it……For while we have our eyes on the future,history has its eyes on us.”– Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb Earlier this week, I asked friends on Twitter what I should write …

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