Tag: 2020 election

Efforts to sow distrust in elections continue in Utah

For the past month and a half, an old fashioned roadshow has been taking place in counties across our state. While that may recall images of traveling salesmen or theater troupes, this roadshow was more of a mix between a bad circus and an evangelical huckster. And the man who swept through town? He spread

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Better education starts in our elections

It’s no secret that Utah’s funding of education is lackluster compared to the rest of the country. On average, the United States spends $12,612 on each student. Utah ranks last, spending only $7,179 on each student. Despite this, Utah’s high school graduation and college attendance rates are higher than average. But this lack of funding

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Press Release: Better Utah comment on Trump vote-by-mail tweet

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Earlier today, President Donald Trump tweeted, “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly,

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Better Utah Op-Ed

Katie Matheson: Parents should not face pandemic alone

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. I’m a parent. And like many parents, I often struggle to know what is best for my kids. That comes with the territory of parenting regardless of global events, but is especially true during a pandemic. My latest challenge — knowing whether or not to send my kid to in-person school

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Job Opening: Digital Communications Associate

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE Alliance for a Better Utah is seeking a part-time or full-time communications associate to join our team to help support our mission by growing the digital capacity of our progressive communications work. The Digital Communications Associate primary role is to develop and manage all digital communications plans and assets of the organization

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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 examples of just how destructive

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Voting in the time of Russia

Geek out with me for a minute: In the two-part mini-series that starts off the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, the show opens with a surprise coordinated attack by the Cylons, a race of humanoid robots originally created by humans. The attack wipes out nearly the entire population and destroys all 12 planets that make up

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