Action Utah was founded in 2016 when a surge of Utahns from all political parties and geographic areas of the state wanted to get more civically engaged, but lacked the time, resources and knowledge to do so. Our founders realized from the beginning that we needed to establish a set of core values with which to inform and mobilize Utahns in the most inclusive and meaningful ways and to guide the advocacy work of community members to ensure that their engagement is most effective. We call our core values “The Action Utah Way.”
Over the past four years the Action Utah Way has proven time and again to be an important guiding light for effective advocacy and engagement within Utah’s culture and political climate. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the Action Utah Way to inform your civic engagement and help guide you to make the impact you want to make on the issues you care about most.
We see value in the diversity of our Utah communities. Bringing together different perspectives, opinions, stories, data sets and ideas can help us better understand and respect each other and the variety of beliefs and needs in our state.
Consider following the values of the Action Utah Way in your advocacy work to bring a wealth of perspective and information to your cause as you work to improve our communities and strengthen our democracy.
As we continue to inform and engage Utahns to impact Utah’s top issues, our team vows to keep our focus on the issues, the solutions and the stakeholders, not the hyperpartisanship or divisive rhetoric that can muddy solutions and halt progress. Whether we’re in our office drafting strategies or up on Capitol Hill lobbying for bills, know that Action Utah is, and always will be, following the Action Utah Way to be Your Voice in Action.