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Why is it so controversial to wear a mask?

As the person whose job it is to moderate Alliance for a Better Utah’s social media accounts, I spend an uncomfortable amount of time reading through social media posts and comments. And when it comes to comments about the pandemic and how we as a society survive and heal, it’s …

Press Release: Better Utah calls for resignation of Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, in response to Mayor Katie Witt’s plan to hold a free concert in Kaysville, Alliance for a Better Utah called for her resignation. The concert would likely break state health guidelines during the Covid-19 outbreak, and could …

Remember in November

Since the beginning of time, government accountability has been rooted in the same struggle: where there is power, there is potential for corruption. We’ve seen this throughout our nation’s history, and it’s no surprise–power can be intoxicating. Leaders all around the world and throughout history have proven to be real-life …

Press Release: Better Utah publishes Legislative Progress Report

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah published its annual Progress Report for the 2020 General Legislative Session. This year, lawmakers were graded for their votes on 54 important bills organized into four categories: Strong Communities, Equal Rights, Good …

People are not experiencing the pandemic the same

By Darlene McDonald This week, the number of Americans who have died from Covid-19 reached a bleak milestone. The number of people who have died from Covid-19 surpassed the number of Americans killed during the twenty-year Vietnam War. That is a heartbreaking reality of the devastation brought on by a …

Press Release: Better Utah submits price gouging complaint with Utah Department of Consumer Protection against Meds in Motion

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah submitted a price gouging complaint with the Utah Department of Consumer Protection against Meds in Motion. The complaint, which can be found here, outlines the $800,000 sale of antimalarial drugs to the …

Press Release: Another power grab by the Utah Legislature

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the Utah House passing S.B. 3004, Covid-19 Health and Economic Response Act, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “S.B. 3004 is an example of a solution in …

Press Release: A pandemic is no time for a power grab

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Starting Thursday, the Utah Legislature will convene in a special session to address the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. One bill the Legislature will address is H.B. 3005, Pandemic Response and Consultation Act. The bill, sponsored by Representative …

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