Something for everyone
Clean air, renewables, public lands, women in the workplace, and voter registration — there’s something for all kinds of Utahns to do this week… all in simple, easy actions. Pick your favorite issue and take a few minutes to act this week to make an impact!
1. MALE LEADERS/ALLIES: TAKE THIS SURVEY ON SUCCESSFUL WAYS YOU ADVANCE WOMEN IN WORKPLACE SETTINGS. The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) at Utah Valley University is conducting a new study to understand more deeply the behaviors and strategies that men utilize in workplace settings to effectively support and advance women in order to better design training and resources that will help men, women, and organizations be more successful by advancing more women into managerial and leadership roles.
- UWLP is looking for participants (men and women at any level of an organization) who have had paid and/or unpaid work experience (e.g., business, nonprofit, government, church, community, politics) to take this 10-20-minute survey.
- Please share this invitation widely in Utah to others in your workplace and beyond.
- August 17, 2018 (6:00-9:00pm): Utah Women’s Economic Forum in Orem with a focus on investing and entrepreneurship for women (Diversify & UWLP, free event, RSVP Here)
- August 23-24, 2018: Utah Women’s Policy Conference in SLC (YWCA Utah, Register Here)
- Sept 7, 2018 (6:00-9:00pm): Party Like It’s 1870: Better Days 2020 Informational Festival at This is the Place Heritage Park in SLC (BetterDays2020, Register Here, use LEADBD2020 as a code for 25% discount)
- Sept. 12, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm), Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women in Tooele (USU–Tooele, Contact Lori Harding; email@example.com, for details)
- Sept. 13, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm), Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women in Price (USU-Eastern; Contact Christine Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details)
- October 4, 2018 (8:00-9:30am), Connecting Business and Higher Education—with the 5 women university/college presidents in Utah—at the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy (Salt Lake Chamber, Register Here)
- See more events on UWLP’s Community Calendar.
3. JOIN THE VOTERISE 2020 CHALLENGE TO GET MORE UTAH WOMEN REGISTERED TO VOTE. The Voterise 2020 Challenge is a 3-year initiative commemorating the upcoming centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in August, 1920. In 1980, Utah ranked 5th in overall voter turnout, in 2016, Utah ranked a dismal 39th. According to Nov. 2016 U.S. Census data, there are 288,000 women in Utah who are citizens but unregistered to vote.
- Sign up to become a Voterise 2020 Challenge Ambassador today!
4. TELL THE EPA AND DOT WE WANT CLEAN AIR! Clean Car standards were adopted in 2012 with broad support from automakers, labor and consumers. Since implementation, they’ve reduced 240 million tons of carbon pollution and saved drivers $50 billion at the pumps. But the White House unveiled plans last week to freeze the federal rule and revoke states’ rights to set their own pollution standards.
- Click here to contact the EPA and DOT and ask them not to change clean car standards.
5. SPEAK UP ABOUT OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC LAND. Last week the SL Trib reported that the BLM has decided to lease over half a million acres of public land for oil and gas development according to the White House’s agenda to “strengthen America’s energy independence”. While Utahns support greater energy self-sufficiency, they also overwhelming support gaining that independence through the development of renewable energy over responsible fossil fuel development by a margin of more than 3 to 1.
- Call your members of Congress and let them know you are part of the 84% of Utahns want to see renewable energy development on public lands. While Utahns appreciate energy self-sufficiency, only 22% want to see development of responsible fossil fuel development to get there. Ask them to step in on behalf of the vast majority of Utahns to achieve the Trump Administration’s goal of energy independence. Find phone numbers for your MOCs here.
- CCL Presents: “On the Road for Climate Action” – TODAY, August 6th, 7:00p at the Provo City Library. As climate change continues to diminish our snowpack as well as adversely affect our forests and valleys here in Utah, Dr. Shahir Masri shares his insight on the effects of climate change on a worldwide scale. Includes a panel of scientists from BYU and UVU.
- Interim Tour & Talk: Spotlight on Civic Engagement – Wed. August 15th, 12:00-1:00p at the Utah State Capitol. Bring a bag lunch and join Action Utah leaders to hear how you and/or your organization can make an impact on the issues you care about, including Civic Engagement 101 and a window into Interim Session. Space is limited — register today!
Not sure where to begin?
There’s so much you can do to make a difference — but you don’t have to do it all at once! Overcome feelings of overwhelm and helplessness by making a civic engagement plan. Doing something is always better than doing nothing. Let Action Utah help you put your voice into action!
Co-Founder and Executive Director