Preserving our public lands

A few weeks ago, I joined the rest of my family for a summer vacation in rural Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming. We spent half of the week cooped up in our cabin due to a never-ending series of thunderstorms, reading on the porch while cuddled in a blanket or sitting …

Reproductive Freedom is Religious Freedom. Here’s Why.

As a Jew in the United States, I’m pretty used to accommodating other people’s religious beliefs over my own. I have attended school during Jewish holidays, gone on family vacations during the available Christmas breaks despite not celebrating Christmas, and attended community events at my school that were pretty influenced …

Combating activist burnout

There’s a lot going on right now. Every day there seems to be another January 6th hearing to watch or protest to attend. Between the overturn of Roe and escalating concern about climate change, this is a summer like no other.  As an organization, we’re aware of how easy it …

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It is time to abolish the death penalty in Utah

The failure of HB 147 this past legislative sessions marks the third time in the past decade the Utah Legislature has failed to repeal the death penalty despite seven people’s lives being on the line. Capital punishment has been shown to be an ineffective deterrent to crime, while being inhumane …

Skipping debates is bad for democracy

Have you heard? Skipping debates is the new summer trend. Jeff Gray, a candidate for Utah County Attorney General, said that he would not participate in a debate organized by the ACLU because the organization is ‘too liberal.’ In early June, Mike Lee’s two strongest opponents stood on a debate …

Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Good Government

This is Part IV of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what …

Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Sustainable Future

This is Part III of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what …

3 more “Rs” for Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day! Started 52 years ago, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to focus on our personal obligation to the planet we live on. It is also a chance to join together with organizations and other residents of the planet to get involved in environmental stewardship. …

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