Every Utah resident is represented by one state senator and one state representative. These public servants are part-time officials will come together on January 28th for the 45-day State Legislative Session to make our state laws and balance our budget.
Who are they? What do the stand for? What do they vote for? Learning who your elected officials are can help you understand how to communicate them about what you think and how you want them to represent you with their policies and votes.
You can impact bills during the Legislative Session by contacting your state legislators with information, personal stories and how you want them to vote. Here are four ways to learn more about who represents you to help you advocate successfully during the Legislative Session.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Find out who represents you by looking up your state legislators on the state legislative website at le.utah.gov. Be sure to save their contact info for easy access!
- Look up your legislator’s voting track record on Ballotpedia to find out how they vote on important issues.
- Look up new legislators online. New legislators won’t have a Ballotpedia record, but you can look up their priorities by doing a quick online search for their campaign websites and any articles written about them.
- Check legislator scorecards published online by your favorite advocacy organizations that track how our elected officials vote on the issues you care about most.
- Learn how to effectively communicate with your elected officials! Check out our recent Letters & Conversations workshop via streaming video here.