Redistricting

Rampant gerrymandering has left the boundaries of Utah’s four congressional districts looking like someone dropped their phone and the screen has cracked. Our current districts are drawn in such a way that majority-Democratic areas have been divided like slices of pie, lending Republican representatives an unfair advantage and deliberately devaluing the votes of a large number of Utahns.

Join us in our support of the Better Boundaries ballot initiative, which demands the installation of an independent redistricting commission. The nonpartisan commission will ensure that the 2021 redistricting session results in boundaries are proportionally representative, thereby reducing polarization and bolstering civic engagement.

Learn more about the Better Boundaries campaign, the initiative seeking to create fair redistricting standards and an independent redistricting commission.

Utah Redistricting 2020, a nonpartisan group of concerned citizens, has tons of information and news about redistricting and gerrymandering in Utah.

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Press Release: San Juan County Officials Accused of Mistreating Political Opponent

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2018 SAN JUAN COUNTY OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF MISTREATING POLITICAL OPPONENT Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Democratic candidate for the San Juan County Commission Willie Grayeyes filed suit in response to his removal from the November ballot by the county clerk. The lead …

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Press Release: Alliance for a Better Utah responds to SCOTUS Gill V Whitford

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER UTAH RESPONDS TO SCOTUS GILL V WHITFORD Salt Lake City, UT – This morning, the United States Supreme Court declined to issue a substantive ruling in the Gill V Whitford case addressing partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Instead, the …

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Unofficially, Many Utah Law Enforcement Groups Are Lining up To Oppose The Medical Marijuana Initiative

Both sides of the newly certified medical marijuana campaign are still taking shape, yet there’s one group that’s largely taken a back-seat role in the increasingly nasty debate marred with allegations of sleazy politics and lies. The various levels of law enforcement in Utah have been quiet during the lead-up to the …

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Better Utah BoardBlog

2018 Ballot Initiatives: What You Need to Know

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Authored by Rochelle Kaplan, Better Utah Board Member Several 2018 ballot initiative petition packets are making the rounds, via volunteers. I carry three of them to social functions, doctor’s appointments, walks with my dog Panda, and the gym, trying to garner signatures. We have until April to gather valid signatures …

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Better Utah StaffBlog

September 2017 Newsletter

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Better Utah Criticizes AG Reyes for Support of Partisan Gerrymandering

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 24, 2017 CONTACT: Chase Thomas | Alliance for a Better Utah chase@betterutah.org – – – – – – GROUP CRITICIZES AG REYES FOR SUPPORT OF PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – The Alliance for a …

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Group criticizes AG Reyes for support of partisan gerrymandering

Source: Utah Policy The Alliance for a Better Utah criticized Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes for signing onto an amicus brief supporting the practice of partisan gerrymandering. Reyes’ signature on an amicus brief in the case of Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging partisan boundaries drawn by the Wisconsin legislature, …

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Utah redistricting could be the subject of a ballot initiative and a lawsuit

Source: Fox 13 How Utah lawmakers the boundaries for legislature and congress could be the subject of an upcoming ballot initiative and a possible lawsuit. A group spearheaded by former Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, a Democrat, and former liquor control commissioner Jeff Wright, a Republican, is working on …

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