Ordinary people can be mighty and powerful when it comes to impacting policy decisions on the issues that matter to them the most. But most people have never had the chance to learn about how our political system works in Utah in order to know what they can do to engage it meaningfully.
Action Utah was founded by ordinary people for ordinary people to help us all get more educated on how EASY it actually is to engage our political system and how IMPACTFUL we ordinary people can be. That’s why we’ve created educational events for community members of any party. This is your chance to learn things like:
- What is the state legislature, who our legislators are and how to access them
- What happens at Capitol Hill and how policies are made in Utah
- What is the caucus/convention system and how does it impact Utah
- Who are our delegates and what are their ideologies
- How and why to vote, run for office, become a delegate
- How Action Utah can help you do all these things
We’d like to help you get ready to make a big impact through small and easy actions at the next State Legislative Session, January-March of 2018. Here’s what you can do now.
CALL TO ACTION
Mark your calendars to join Action Utah for these great learning opportunities to turn yourself into a more effective and engaged community member.
SPECIAL EVENT: How Our Political System Works and How To Engage It (Utah Politics 101 for Ordinary People)
Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00-8:30p. Learn about our legislative branch, delegates, candidates and elections, including how you can impact policy decisions, how to become a delegate and why running for office may actually be up your alley. Guest speakers include former state legislators PAT JONES (Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute) and HOLLY RICHARDSON (Salt Lake Tribune columnist, advocate and Real Women Run member). This event is co-sponsored by Real Women Run.
- RSVP here.
LOCATION: Director’s Suite at the Thanksgiving Point Megaplex Theater, 2935 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043
INTERIM SESSION TOURS OF THE CAPITOL – Only two left before the next State Legislative Session Starts in January!
Join Action Utah leaders and members for a tour of the State Capitol and explanation of Interim Session, the state legislature and community lobbying at the Capitol. No experience necessary. This is a great window into how our legislative branch works and how to impact it. Interested members may choose to stay and sit in on a public committee meeting of their choice (we highly recommend this!). Upcoming dates:
- Wednesday, October 18th, 7:45-8:15a – Please RSVP here!
- Wednesday, November 15th, 7:45-8:15a
LOCATION: Meet in the cafeteria on the ground floor of the Senate building (east side of Capitol Campus). NOTE: If you want to skip the tour and just join us for Interim committee meetings, meet us by the fountain in the central courtyard at 8:15a.
WORKSHOP: How to Write an Effective Letter to the Editor (LTE)
November 8th, 7:00-8:30pm. Get practical tips on how to write and submit LTEs to your local papers to draw attention to the issues you care about, plus talking points on 2-3 current issues that need community member support. Participants will draft LTEs on site and receive critique so you can leave with a letter that’s ready to submit.
- RSVP here.
LOCATION: Conf. Room B, Marmalade Branch Library, 280 W 500 North, Salt Lake City, 84103
Action Utah is traveling around the state to meet with small groups of ordinary Utahns and discuss how our political system works in Utah, how ordinary people can impact it, and how Action Utah can help you have a voice in the policymaking that affects your lives. We meet with neighborhood groups, book clubs, action groups, bible studies, senior groups, community groups and groups of friends and family. Would you be interested in having us come speak with your group?
- Contact us to learn more or to book at Living Room Conversation or State Capitol Tour for your group!