Many Utahns worked hard this election to register voters, to get out the vote, to push for a candidate or a ballot measure or to oppose a candidate or a ballot measure. You voted. You got your voice heard and strengthened our democracy with your participation.
Now take a deep breath. And then consider this:
The next partisan election is two years away… so what will you do now? Will you wait two years to get involved again? Or will you channel your energy into simple actions that help shape policy decisions such as:
- Healthcare – Will Prop 3 get repealed? (A bill has already been filed)
- Air Quality – Can we pass good bills to clean up our air?
- Education – How can we support schools and retain good teachers?
Community voices could play a crucial role in these issues and more at the upcoming State Legislative Session, and Action Utah will be there every step of the way to help Utahns of any experience level to impact them.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Rest. Take a day of rest – or take a week or two to recoup your energy.
- Commit to a habit of civic engagement. Plan to incorporate civic engagement into your regular routine — just like exercise or eating. Make a regular time every day, week or month to take action.
- Let Action Utah help you. We post simple actions on the issues Utahns care about every day of the week — from public health, to family and community issues, to environmental stewardship to government. We also teach community members advocacy skills and offer tools to make your actions more effective.
- Subscribe to our email list to get our actions delivered to your inbox all in one easy place.
- Join us Nov 14th for our Tour & Talk at the State Capitol spotlighting ways to advocate for poverty and housing issues. Or join an upcoming skill workshop or our annual legislative preview in January. Stay tuned for details!
- Join the Drive for Action! Action Utah provides Utahns like you with an issues-focussed path to political action all year long so you can make a meaningful difference. From Nov 12-18th we’re asking community members to support our work giving Utahns a voice in the issues.