What went right in the 2020 election?

Well, we made it through another presidential election. This one felt particularly long, chaotic, and important, and yet it also felt kind of anti-climatic. On the heels of the 2016 election and intense attempts at foreign interference, this time around everything seemed to kind of work out and that’s with …

Have you heard of ALEC?

The American Legislative Exchange Council is wrapping up its annual States and Nation Policy Summit today, a two-day virtual gathering of conservative policymakers, think tanks, and corporations to discuss current issues and address those issues through new model policies. Normally, those in attendance and their discussions are shrouded in secrecy, …

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 …

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 …

Cheryl Acton Election

We are only a couple of weeks away from receiving ballots in our mailboxes and voting in this highly consequential election. And while many of us are understandably captivated and utterly horrified by the race for our next president, there are many equally consequential elections happening at the state and …

Have you made a plan to vote?

We all have plenty to be anxious about in the leadup to the Nov. 3 general election. The list grew infinitely longer with last week’s heart-stopping news that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. Here’s one thing Utahns can remove from our list of anxieties, though: If …

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