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GOP lawmakers double down on attacking transgender youth

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – Doubling down on their harmful attack directed at transgender youth, GOP lawmakers led an effort to override Governor Cox’s veto of H.B. 11, banning transgender girls from participating in school sports competitions.    Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued …

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Better Utah responds to SJR3, resolution to overturn mask mandate in Salt Lake County

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, on the first day of the 45-day General Legislative Session, the Senate passed S.J.R. 3, Joint Resolution to Terminate Public Health Order Issued by Salt Lake County Health Department, (Senator Dan McCay, R). In order to rush the bill through, GOP leadership …

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Lawmakers subvert democracy by voting for incumbency-protection maps

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021 At the end of a two-day special session, the Utah Legislature finished adopting a set of maps for Congressional, House, Senate, and School Board districts, all of which have been grossly gerrymandered and none of which were recommended by the Independent Redistricting Commission created by Utah voters …

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Lawmakers flout the will of the people and pass grossly-gerrymandered congressional map

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, lawmakers in the State House passed the Legislative Redistricting Committee’s grossly-gerrymandered map. After hundreds of online comments that broke the Internet and hours of public testimony from Utahns united in opposition to the map, lawmakers decided to go ahead with their map …

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Better Utah urges lawmakers to adopt Independent Commission Maps

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission, created through a voter-approved proposition in 2018, presented its slate of recommended maps to the Legislative Redistricting Committee. During the meeting, Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, gave the following public comment urging lawmakers to …

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Lawmakers must defend the freedom to vote

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to today’s Judiciary Interim Committee meeting during which Utah’s elections and the freedom to vote were attacked, Melissa Nelson-Stippich, engagement director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “The freedom to vote is something all Utahns can …

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Government leaders should not be legitimizing misinformation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today in the Health and Human Services Interim Committee, a presentation was given by Kristen Chevrier from Vaccine Freedom Utah and Open for Business. The presentation, originally titled Business Medical Regulation Protection Act, quickly devolved into a platform for spreading misinformation about …

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Alliance for a Better Utah and CMD file complaint against ALEC and ALEC Legislators

Complaint to Utah Lieutenant Governor alleges that ALEC illegally gave sophisticated voter management campaign software linked to the RNC worth $3,000 to its state chair, Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, its National Chairman, Sen. Stuart Adams, and other ALEC members. Similar complaints are being filed with the IRS and in 14 other states. PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July …

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