Press Release: Lee’s family leave bill is so close to actually helping people

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Earlier today, news broke that Senator Mike Lee is sponsoring the CRADLE Act, which would allow new parents to dip into their social security funds to take family leave following the birth or adoption of a child. “New …

Press Release: Senators Lee and Romney must vote for resolution to block Trump’s false emergency

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In February following President Trump’s unnecessary declaration of a state of emergency over border wall funding, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to block the declaration. This week, the Senate is expected to vote on the …

Guest opinion: Take one small step to prevent gun violence

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. A few years back, I had the opportunity to experience a slice of Canadian gun control first-hand. I was visiting my sister in Ontario for a birthday celebration, and we may have taken the idea of open-door festivities too far because we …

Job Opening: Development Director

Alliance for a Better Utah (www.betterutah.org) is a Salt Lake City, Utah based nonprofit organization that focuses on multi-issue advocacy and education in traditional and digital media, as well as political accountability. Formed in 2011, Better Utah has been the leading progressive voice in Utah, changing the narrative on issues …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax bill announcement

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the announcement that the Legislature will not be passing tax reform this session, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “We commend lawmakers for taking time on this …

“Talkin’ bout my generation”

“Vote! Vote! Vo-…oh, that’s not how we wanted you to vote… Sit back down and be quiet, you didn’t know what you were voting for.”- The story of the Utah legislature from the perspective of a young Utahn. We’re nearly through with the 2019 legislative session and one thing is …

Despite pending Utah Supreme Court ruling, Senate committee approves bill to have partisan elections for the state Board of Education

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A Republican state senator has proposed allowing candidates for the Utah Board of Education — the elected panel that oversees the state’s public schools — to run under a political party. It’s an unexpected and …

Press Release: Conclusion of S.B. 54 Controversy is a Win for the People of Utah

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Following this morning’s denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court in the appeal of the Utah Republican Party over S.B. 54, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “The …

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