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Press Release: Better Utah calls on Herbert to pull out National Guard

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah called for the recall of the Utah National Guard presence in Salt Lake City. Earlier on Wednesday, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall lifted the city’s nightly curfew after days of peaceful protests following the murder of

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Better Utah in the News

Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as a left-leaning group in Utah urged the governor to call the troops home. Also Wednesday,

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Press release/Comunicado de prensa: Better Utah and Comunidades Unidas encourage Salt Lake Council to support immigration resolution/ Better Utah y Comunidades Unidas Fomentan al Consejo del Condado de Salt Lake para apoyar la resolución de la inmigración

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday, June 11th, the Salt Lake County Council will vote on a resolution from Councilmember Shireen Ghorbani regarding the County’s role in supporting immigrants and immigrant communities. In anticipation of the vote, Alliance for a Better Utah and Comunidades Unidas issued their

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NIMBY syndrome

As a progressive Utahn, there were several things for me to be enthused about after last November’s election. Propositions 2, 3 and 4 passed, and Ben McAdams won Mia Love’s congressional seat. But something decidedly unprogressive also happened that night, which dampened my enthusiasm. Voters in Holladay rejected the proposed redevelopment of the long-vacant site

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Barriers to access in politics for public servants

The Salt Lake City Council is considering increasing their own salaries. And unlike a lot of instances when people in power give themselves raises, it’s a good thing. Currently, councilmembers are paid $26,291 per year. That’s not much for a part-time job, and certainly not much for a part-time job as demanding as serving on

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Show them the money

This article originally appeared in City Weekly. Read it in its entirety here. In the more than five years Erin Mendenhall has served on the Salt Lake City Council, she says she’s paid babysitters more than what she’s earned coming to City Hall. When she’s asked friends to consider running for office, they’ve told her

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Salt Lake City and Rural Utah Have the Same Problem

A few weeks ago, the ABU Education Fund released a report addressing the negative impacts of gerrymandering on rural Utah. You probably have not read it, because that report was 20 pages long and full of information that only policy weirdos like us care about. With a fresh coat of tape on our glasses, we

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