Civic engagement is a way for community members to come together to define and address problems. Studies show that communities with strong civic health (involvement of community members to improve their communities) have higher employment rates, stronger schools, better physical health, and more responsive governments. In other words, civic engagement matters!
That’s why Action Utah’s mission is to empower Utahns to get civically engaged. That’s also why two generous donors have come forward offering to match all gifts to Action Utah up to $5,000 for our Celebration of Advocacy!
At Action Utah, we know that civic engagement can:
- Heal hyper-partisanship
- Balance out extremist voices
- Create greater alignment with elected officials.
Every day, we help Utahns use civic engagement to create stronger communities and a more responsive government — like Alix, who came to the Capitol to show legislators what it looks like to work a good job and still get caught in the grips of the housing shortage. Like Ajay, who saw an issue in the medical system and proposed a bill to fix it. Like Amy and Christine, who started a nonprofit to ensure that all Utahns are treated equally. And like Shaunty, who started the conversation in Utah about zero emission vehicles to tackle air quality.
Bringing more voices to the table matters to strengthen our democracy and provide critical input to shape policies that better reflect our beliefs and needs.