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Who really cares about fair voting maps?

For weeks, two groups have been touring the state talking to the public about redistricting: the Utah Independent Redistricting Committee (UIRC) and the Legislative Redistricting Committee (LRC).  They might be easy to confuse at first. On the surface, they seem similar. But it only took a few hours watching them in action to make their

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Government leaders should not be legitimizing misinformation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today in the Health and Human Services Interim Committee, a presentation was given by Kristen Chevrier from Vaccine Freedom Utah and Open for Business. The presentation, originally titled Business Medical Regulation Protection Act, quickly devolved into a platform for spreading misinformation about

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Guess who was in town?

If Paul Revere were alive and in Utah last week, I’d imagine he’d have been ringing the alarm for us all screaming, “ALEC is coming, ALEC is coming!” Yes, it’s true. ALEC, also known as the American Legislative Exchange Council, was in town last week, and we should all be worried. The questionable ethics of

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2 quick ways to take action on Utah’s COVID response

With the Delta variant spreading like wildfire, vaccination rates lower than hoped, and implementation of mask mandates made overly-political and difficult—or in the case of public schools, outright illegal (thanks to the Utah Legislature)—many Utahns are worried about how their communities will fare in the coming weeks and months with schools reopening and public gatherings

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How do we get fair districts and keep communities together?

Every ten years, the lines for our voting districts are drawn. Depending on how the maps are made, the lines can strengthen or separate a community. When a community is sliced apart, their voices are minimized, and elected officials have no incentive to listen to them. A community that is kept together can advocate for

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Four reasons why Mike Lee needs to go

We all know that Utah is an incredibly special state. From the majestic red rocks to the striking mountain ranges, the natural beauty and adventure are never in short supply. However, the thing that makes Utah truly wonderful is the people who call this great state home, and the values we embrace.  Utah is a

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This is the place

“… Being American is more than a pride we inherit,it’s the past we step intoand how we repair it……For while we have our eyes on the future,history has its eyes on us.”– Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb Earlier this week, I asked friends on Twitter what I should write about for this blog post.

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Press Release: Senator Romney: A man of integrity

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following the news that Senator Romney plans to vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “With his decision to convict the President today, Senator Romney truly

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