Tag: ballot initiatives

7 Ways to recommit to progress

We’re only a month into 2020 and it has already felt like the longest year of my life. January was a jam-packed month. We came back from the holidays engaged in a struggle with our state lawmakers, gathering tens of thousands of signatures to express our displeasure with a tax reform bill they already knew

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Press Release: Initiative bills confuse, delay, and create bureaucratic hurdles in the initiative process

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Legislature passed HB 133 “Initiative Amendments,” and HB 145, “Citizen Political Process Amendments.” These bills make changes to the initiative process by pushing back the implementation date and making adjustments to the signature-gathering process. Representative Daw’s bill, HB 133, imposes an

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“Talkin’ bout my generation”

“Vote! Vote! Vo-…oh, that’s not how we wanted you to vote… Sit back down and be quiet, you didn’t know what you were voting for.”- The story of the Utah legislature from the perspective of a young Utahn. We’re nearly through with the 2019 legislative session and one thing is frustratingly clear: our representatives have

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Unofficially, many Utah law enforcement groups are lining up to oppose the medical marijuana initiative

This article by Taylor Anderson originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune.    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

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Press Release: Uncounted Ballots and Rescission Shenanigans Show Poor Process

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 UNCOUNTED BALLOTS AND RESCISSION SHENANIGANS SHOW POOR PROCESS Salt Lake City, UT – Following the revelation that over 150 ballot initiative signature packets were missing or otherwise went uncounted a day after clerks were required to have verified signatures and signature rescissions, Josh Kanter, founder and board

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Press Release: Initiative Opponents Should Fight Fair and in the Open

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2018   INITIATIVE OPPONENTS SHOULD FIGHT FAIR AND IN THE OPEN Salt Lake City, UT – Campaigns are underway to narrowly disqualify the medical marijuana and Count My Vote ballot initiatives, asking voters to rescind their signatures now that the deadline for signature-gathering has passed. On Friday, good

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The People of Utah have Their Own Legislative Authority

It’s time for our Legislature to quit being the overbearing parent who feels they always know what’s best. When one thinks of the power to make laws here in Utah, the first thing that comes to mind is normally the Utah Legislature. Understandable, as we elect legislators to the Legislature so they may legislate. However,

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