Letters-to-the-Editor

Stop the bans

Earlier this week I was honored to have been asked to speak at a rally hosted by Planned Parenthood, the theme of which was, “Stop the [abortion] Bans.” This rally was a part of a national day of action in response to the recent slew of anti-abortion laws that have …

LDS Church is assigning ‘specialists’ to help members become more politically active. Dems worry it may make Utah even more GOP.

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Virtually every year, Latter-day Saint leaders read a statement over the pulpit, reaffirming the faith’s political neutrality while encouraging members to be informed about issues, vote in elections, run for office and support candidates who …

How voter access laws and passion brought people to the polls

This article originally appeared in The Press of Atlantic City. Read it in its entirety here. WASHINGTON — In Utah, marijuana revved up voter interest last year, and new election policies made it easier for people to cast their ballots, leading to the nation’s biggest jump in midterm turnout. Around …

Legislative scorecard: How Southern Utah’s lawmakers rank among Sierra Club, Libertas Institute, others

This article originally appeared in St. George News. Read it in its entirety here. ST. GEORGE — Following the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session in March, St. George News created a scorecard showing how state lawmakers representing Southern Utah voted on the matters our readers followed most. In the same …

Utah city council to consider resolution opposing abortion

This article originally appeared in The Sacramento Bee. Read it in its entirety here. RIVERTON, UTAH A Utah city council is scheduled to consider a declaration of opposition to abortion. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that the Riverton City Council’s resolution would declare its support for unborn humans and …

Riverton City Council considers anti-abortion resolution as critics say it’s ‘wildly inappropriate’

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The Riverton City Council is considering a resolution that would declare its support for unborn humans, belief that life begins “at the moment of conception” and opposition to lessening existing restrictions on abortion. It’s an …

Fairness for All? Thoughts on the Equality Act of 2019

The United States House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the Equality Act, a bill that would “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” And if you knew nothing about the bill apart from that short summary, you already know it is …

Press Release: Better Utah reacts to CFPB elimination bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, a bill which would eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was reintroduced. The bill is sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and co-sponsored by Senator Mike Lee, among others. The CFPB was created after the 2008 …

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