Tour & Talk: “Interim 101!” – Wednesday, August 21st, 12:00-1:00p, State Capitol

Want to make a difference on the issues before the next election or legislative session? Interim is the place – and Action Utah is here to help! This month’s Interim Session Tour & Talk will focus on Interim Session basics to get you ready to make an impact all year, including:

  • What is Interim Session and how does it work?
  • What’s happening at Interim this month?
  • How can community members participate?

Plus, get advocacy tips for making a difference and a tour of the Capitol Campus – the “People’s House”!

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! But space is limited, so please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

UN Civil Societies Conference – August 26-28, Salt Lake City

Action Utah is excited to announce that we have been selected to present at the upcoming UN Civil Societies Conference, focused on the theme of “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities.” Action Utah will join forces with HEAL Utah and Citizens’ Climate Lobby to sponsor a panel discussion on climate solutions.

Utah’s Student-Led Climate Resolution: A Case Study for Learning Intergenerational Bridge Building Techniques to Impact Climate Solutions

In 2018, Utah passed the first ever climate resolution in a conservative U.S. state in an effort initiated by local students and supported by a team of advocates and legislators. This workshop utilizes Utah’s HCR7 as a case study to explore key steps in intergenerational bridge building that unite multiple generations and political ideologies around climate action to create sustainable societies, even in the most unlikely of places. 

Through interactive brainstorming and role playing activities, participants will learn and practice critical tools utilized by the key players behind HCR7 and will share additional tools from their own experiences to advance climate action in their communities, including:

  • Setting clear short and long term goals, including where to engage, willingness to compromise, and focus on political and/or community action
  • Building partnerships with leaders, doers and influencers and assigning roles
  • Developing strong messaging for community, decision makers and the media and appointing the best messengers
  • Creating a strategy to achieve your goals that incorporates education, media and PR, relationship building, stakeholder input, community outreach, a clear timeline and follow-up
  • Adapting your plan as you go and learning from mistakes
  • Planning to support and build on the success of your efforts

Moderator: Andrea Himoff, Executive Director at Action Utah
Panelists: Piper Christian (Sophomore at University of Utah and climate advocate), Tom Moyer (State Coordinator for the Utah Citizens’ Climate Lobby) and Jessica Reimer (Policy Associate at HEAL Utah)

DETAILS: Location and time TBD – Please stay tuned for more information!

REGISTER: Registration is free and available through July 15th.

Advocacy Bootcamp – Thursdays, September 5th – October 3rd, 6:30-8:30p, Salt Lake City

Gain confidence * Learn how to advocate * Turn your passion into action!

This 5-part workshop from Action Utah and YWCA Utah will demystify the political and elections systems and teach Utahns from both sides of the aisle how to embrace advocacy in order to confidently and meaningfully engage the politics that impact their lives and truly be a part of representative government. Learn how to turn your passion into action, starting with the basics of how to understand and navigate government systems, find one’s individual voice and style, and make an action plan in order to gain the skills and the confidence to make a difference in the way that fits best for them.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify your political passions and find your own best way to articulate your positions
  • Utilize the power of messaging, messengers and different communication styles and tips to influence opinion
  • Understand Utah’s political, elections and political party systems and how to participate in them
  • Network and develop valuable connections
  • Craft a plan of action to achieve their political and advocacy goals

Dates for this event: Thursdays each week from Sept 5th through October 3rd.

Get more information and REGISTER HERE.

LOCATION: YWCA Utah, 310 E 300 S, Salt Lake City in the Community Room.

Engagement Matters: Connecting with Your State Legislators – Thurs, September 12th, 6:00-7:30p, Park City

We are fortunate in Utah to have state legislators who are accessible and available to constituents. But who are they, what do they care about, how can YOU interact with them to have a voice in the issues and why does advocacy matter in Utah anyway? Join Action Utah and your state legislators for a casual community conversation to:

  • Find out why engagement matters and what it can look like 
  • Get insider tips on community advocacy from your elected officials
  • Meet your state legislators and learn about their priorities
  • Learn how YOU can have a voice in the issues that impact your life, family and community

REGISTER HERE

LOCATION: Park City Library, Community Room (3rd Floor), 1255 Park Ave, Park City. Please park across the street by the skate park.

Tour & Talk: Spotlight on Air Quality – Wednesday, September 18th, 12:00-1:00p, State Capitol

Air Quality is one of the top priorities for a majority of Utahns. This year the State Legislature adopted a record number of new air quality policies and allocated unprecedented funding for air quality. What will happen next? This Tour & Talk will cover:

  • Air quality initiatives around the state
  • Upcoming air quality policy you can impact
  • How community members can get engaged in these issues

Plus, get a tour of the Capitol Campus during the Interim Session.

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! Space is limited, so please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

Tour & Talk: “Interim 101!” – Wednesday, October 16th, 12:00-1:00p, State Capitol

Want to make a difference on the issues before the next election or legislative session? Interim is the place – and Action Utah is here to help! This month’s Interim Session Tour & Talk will focus on Interim Session basics to get you ready to make an impact all year, including:

  • What is Interim Session and how does it work?
  • What’s happening at Interim this month?
  • How can community members participate?

Plus, get advocacy tips for making a difference and a tour of the Capitol Campus – the “People’s House”!

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! But space is limited, so please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

Tour & Talk: Spotlight on Suicide Prevention – Wednesday, November 20th, 12:00-1:00p, State Capitol

Suicide is a serious issue facing our state, and policy makers are weighing new ways to reduce suicides and ensure that recovery remains the norm. and how community members can get involved in addressing housing and homelessness. This Tour & Talk will cover:

  • What’s happening with suicide prevention initiatives
  • What new policies are being proposed
  • How community members can get engaged to make an impact

Plus, get a tour of the Capitol Campus during Interim Session.

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! Space is limited, so please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

Interim Session Tour & Talks – May through November at the State Capitol, 12-1p

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. You’ll get:
  • Tips and Tools to impact the issues on Capitol Hill and beyond
  • Tour of the State Capitol
  • Spotlight Discussions on current issues being discussed by legislators
  • Optional: Attend public committee meetings before or after (meetings run from 8:30a-4:15p – find the meeting schedule on the State Legislative Calendar)

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING TOUR & TALK!

Interim Sessions are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month between May and November.

  • May 15th – “Interim 101” – REGISTER HERE
  • June 19th – Spotlight on Housing – REGISTER HERE
  • August 21st – “Interim 101” – REGISTER HERE
  • September 18th – Spotlight on Air Quality – REGISTER HERE
  • October 16th – “Interim 101” – REGISTER HERE
  • November 20th – Spotlight on Suicide Prevention – REGISTER HERE

LOCATION: Utah State Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Meet in the Seagull Room in the Senate (East) Building, just inside the doors from the visitor parking lot. Find Driving & Parking Directions here.

Living Room Conversations – ongoing

Want to know more about how YOU can make an impact? Action Utah leaders will come to you! We hold casual conversations in homes and backyards across Utah for groups of 15 or more to demystify our political system, give you community advocacy tools and skills and discuss specific issues that matter to you. Let Action Utah help you have a voice in the policymaking that affects your lives. We meet with neighborhood groups, book clubs, action groups, bible studies, senior groups, community groups and groups of friends and family. Would you be interested in having us come speak with your group? Contact us!

PAST EVENTS:

Tour & Talk: Spotlight on Housing – Wednesday, June 19th, 12:00-1:00p, State Capitol

Dive into one of the biggest issues facing our state and how community members can get involved in addressing housing and homelessness. This Tour & Talk will cover:

  • What’s happening with affordable housing
  • What’s happening with the new homeless shelters
  • How wrap around services could play into the picture in Utah
  • How community members can get engaged in these issues

Guest speakers include June Hiatt (Policy Director, Utah Housing Coalition) and Carrie Butler (Policy Director, Action Utah). Plus, get a tour of the Capitol Campus.

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! Space is limited, so please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

Tour & Talk: “Interim 101!” – Wednesday, May 15th, 12:00-1:00p, State Capitol

Want to make a difference on the issues before the next election or legislative session? Interim is the place – and Action Utah is here to help! This month’s Interim Session Tour & Talk will focus on Interim Session basics to get you ready to make an impact all year, including:

  • What is Interim Session and how does it work?
  • What’s happening at Interim this month?
  • How can community members participate?

Plus, get advocacy tips for making a difference and a tour of the Capitol Campus – the “People’s House”!

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! Please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

Letters & Conversations – April/May, various locations

Learn how YOU can make a difference over Interim!

Get all your questions answered at this casual community workshop! Action Utah provides how-to’s, tips and tools so you can make a meaningful difference with your civic engagement over Interim, including:

  • How to communicate with your elected officials at any level of government so you can get your voice heard
  • When to call vs when to email and how to email effectively
  • Tools for in-person meetings
  • How to write a letter to the editor that sways hearts, minds and votes

REGISTER HERE:

No experience necessary! This event is free, but space is limited. Register today!

Civic Engagement Training with Action Utah – Tuesday, April 23, 6-8p, Logan Library

Cache Valley United for Change presents this civic engagement training workshop with Action Utah for all interested residents in the Logan area. Please join us for an evening of tips and information to empower you to make a difference on the issues you care about most.

Click here for more information

LOCATION: Logan Library, Bonneville Room, 255 Main St. Logan, UT 84321

Lobby Days! – Weekly on Tuesdays at 12:30p at the State Capitol Campus, February 5 – March 12, 2019

Action Utah hosts members of the community to join us weekly at State Capitol during the State Legislative Session to learn how to lobby legislators on current bills and participate in activities on Capitol Hill. This is a great opportunity to witness the state legislative branch in action and to make a meaningful impact on policy decisions. Plus, it’s fun!

No experience necessary! But registration is required. Please sign up here for any of our Lobby Days.

  • Tuesday, February 5th – Seagull Room
  • Tuesday, February 12th – Room B110
  • Tuesday, February 19th – Seagull Room
  • Tuesday, February 26th – Seagull Room
  • Tuesday, March 5th – Seagull Room

LOCATION:Meet in the Seagull Room on the ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City. PLEASE NOTE a different location for February 12th in Room B110 in the basement of the State Office Building at the North end of the Capitol Campus. Allow plenty of time to find parking! Find Driving & Parking Directions here.

Annual Legislative Preview – Thursday, January 31st, 6:00-8:00p, Salt Lake City

Save the date! Our Annual Legislative Preview will kick off the first week of the 2019 State Legislative Session with bill sponsors presenting important bills on a range of issues and what YOU can do to help get them passed. Guest speakers include: Rep. Patrice Arent (D-Millcreek), Rep. Brad Daw (R-Orem), Rep. Joel Briscoe (D-Salt Lake), Rep. Lowry Snow (R-St. George), Rep. Steve Handy (R-Layton) and more!

We invite you to join us early for a Meet & Greet Reception to welcome new legislators and hear about their legislative priorities.

  • Meet & Greet Reception from 6:00-7:00p (tickets required)
  • Legislative Preview from 7:00-8:00p (free for general admission, but please register here)

LOCATION: Impact Hub,  150 S. State St, Salt Lake City.

The Power of (YOU)th: How Young Adults Can Make a Difference in Government – Thursday, January 24th, 2:00-3:00p, Hinckley Institute

Hinckley Institute and Action Utah present pizza and politics in this Hinckley Forum conversation about student advocacy, including information about making an impact during the state legislative session. Come away with:

  • Stories about Utah students who have made an impact
  • Tips for choosing the best path to advocacy for you
  • Advocacy tools and resources for students of any experience level

Miss this event? Catch it via streaming video here.

LOCATION: Hinckley Institute, 260 Central Campus Drive, Gardner Commons, Room 2018, SLC.

Student Tour of the State Capitol – January 23rd, 5:30-6:30p, State Capitol Campus

Join our student-led tour of the State Capitol to learn more about the Capitol Campus, what happens on Capitol Hill and how students can impact state politics and issues. Free and open to the public. Pizza will be served.
 
LOCATION: Utah State Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Meet in the cafeteria on the ground floor of the Senate (East) Building, just inside the doors from the visitor parking lot. Find Driving & Parking Directions here.

Letters & Conversations, Salt Lake – Thursday, January 17th, 6:00p at the State Capitol Building

Learn how to talk so they’ll listen and write so they’ll read! Join Action Utah for a workshop on effective ways to communicate with your elected officials at any level of government so you can get your voice heard! You’ll learn:

  • When it’s important to use the phone
  • How to craft an email that will get noticed
  • 3 tips to get what you want from elected officials
  • Tools for in-person meetings
  • How to write a letter to the editor that sways hearts, minds and votes

No experience necessary.

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!

Miss this event? Catch it via streaming video here.

LOCATION: State Capitol Building, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City. Meet in the Board Room on the ground floor under the stairs (north, or courtyard, side of the building).

Lunch & Learn: Suicide Prevention Legislation Preview – Thursday, January 17th, 12:00p at the Riverton City Hall

Join Action Utah and state legislators to learn about upcoming suicide prevention legislation and how it might impact your work on this challenging issue within your municipality, organization, school, community or family. Featured speakers include Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy).

Special thanks to Becky Pickle for providing Chick-fil-A lunch free of charge for event attendees.

This event is FREE and open to municipal governments, agencies, schools and advocates, as well as concerned community members. Registration is required. Register here.

LOCATION: Riverton City Hall, second floor, 12830 S Redwood Rd, Riverton, Utah 84065

Women’s Advocacy Seminar – Wednesday, January 9th, 12:00-1:00p at the Salt Lake Chamber

Learn about community advocacy and how women can impact good legislation supporting women and family economic prosperity during the upcoming 2019 State Legislative Session. Action Utah, YWCA and the Women’s Leadership Institute will guide you through community lobbying 101, insider’s tips, and a slate of upcoming bills you can help get passed this year. Featured speakers include: Pat Jones (former state senator and CEO of Women’s Leadership Institute) and Andrea Himoff (Executive Director of Action Utah). Please bring a bag lunch or order a boxed lunch to be provided for you at the event. Street parking or paid garage parking. No parking validation available. Co-hosted by Action Utah, YWCA and Women’s Leadership Institute. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tickets are required for this event. Space is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets today!

LOCATION: Salt Lake Chamber Boardroom, 175 E. 400 South, Suite 600, Salt Lake City

Letters & Conversations, Millcreek – Wednesday, November 28th, 7:15p at the Millcreek Library

Learn how to talk so they’ll listen and write so they’ll read! Join Action Utah for a workshop on effective ways to communicate with your elected officials at any level of government so you can get your voice heard! You’ll learn:

  • When it’s important to use the phone
  • How to craft an email that will get noticed
  • 3 tips to get what you want from elected officials
  • Tools for in-person meetings
  • How to write a letter to the editor that sways hearts, minds and votes

No experience necessary.

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!

LOCATION: Millcreek Library, 2266 E Evergreen Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84109. Event will take place in Meeting Room A.

November Interim Session Tour & Talk at the State Capitol: Spotlight on Poverty & Housing – November 14th, 12:00-1:00p

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. You’ll get:
    • Tips and Tools to impact policy decisions on Capitol Hill and beyond
    • Tour of the State Capitol
    • Optional: Attend public committee meetings before or after (meetings run from 8:30a-4:15p – find the meeting schedule on the State Legislative Calendar)
  • Join our Spotlight Discussion on Poverty & Housing with experts and legislators
This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!
LOCATION: Beehive Room on the ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City. Give yourself time to find parking!

2018 Interim Session Tour & Talks at the State Capitol – Every month, 12:00-1:00p

Join Action Utah at Interim Session to learn how YOU can impact the issues on the Hill or from home, hear from legislators and Action Utah leaders about a spotlight topic, tour the State Capitol Campus and have the opportunity to attend public committee meetings. No experience necessary! Click here for more details.

We highly recommend you to stay for a public committee meeting of your choice (meetings run from 8:30a-4:15p).

Upcoming Interim Session dates:

Registration for these events is free, but space us limited. Register today!

LOCATION: Meet in the Beehive Room on the ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City

What’s on Your Ballot? Ballot Overview and Voting Procedures – Facebook Live Event at October 18th, noon-12:30p

Tune in to Facebook Live @actionutah over your lunch break for a brief overview of the ballot and voting procedures to help you understand what and who you’ll be voting for so you can make informed decisions. Live viewers can post questions in the comment section, and we’ll answer them live!
 
This is the third and last of the “What’s on Your Ballot?” series. Be sure to catch our other Facebook video streaming events on October 2nd (Medicaid Expansion: Prop 3) and October 16th (Redistricting Reform: Prop 4).

October Interim Session Tour & Talk at the State Capitol: Spotlight on Air Quality – October 17th, 12:00-1:00p

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. You’ll get:
    • Tips and Tools to impact policy decisions on Capitol Hill and beyond
    • Tour of the State Capitol
    • Optional: Attend public committee meetings before or after (meetings run from 8:30a-4:15p – find the meeting schedule on the State Legislative Calendar)
  • Join our Spotlight Discussion on Air Quality with experts and legislators

What are legislators doing to address air pollution? Hear about new policies being proposed from the legislators themselves and find out what YOU can do to support new bills by taking simple actions!

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!
LOCATION: Beehive Room on the ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City. Give yourself time to find parking!

What’s on Your Ballot? Redistricting Reform (Prop 4) – Facebook Live Event at October 16th, 8:30-9:00p

Facebook Live discussion @actionutah about Prop 4, the “Better Boundaries” ballot initiative to create an independent redistricting commission. This event will immediately follow the “Unpacking the Initiatives” Panel Discussion by ABU Education Fund and the John R. Park Debate Society and Scholars Strategy Network. Action Utah will talk with advocates about their reactions to the panel and will take live questions from the public on our Facebook Live post.

First, catch “Unpacking the Initiatives: Redistricting Reform” at Utah Valley University in Orem or on Facebook @betterutah starting at 7p.

Then switch over to Action Utah’s Facebook page (@ActionUtah) for the post-panel discussion at 8:30p.

Get your questions answered. Become an educated voter.

What’s on Your Ballot? Medicaid Expansion (Prop 3) – Facebook Live Event at October 2nd, 8:30-9:00p

Facebook Live discussion about Prop 3, the “Utah Decides” ballot initiative to expand Medicaid. This FB event will follow immediately after the “Unpacking the Initiatives” Panel Discussion by ABU Education Fund and the John R. Park Debate Society, Hinckley Institute and Scholars Strategy Network. Action Utah will talk with advocates from UHPP and AARP about their reactions to the panel and will take live questions from the public on our Facebook Live post.

First, catch “Unpacking the Initiatives: Medicaid Expansion” in person at the Hinckley Institute in Salt Lake or on Facebook @betterutah starting at 7p.

Then switch over to Action Utah’s Facebook Live stream (@ActionUtah) for the post-panel discussion at 8:30p.

Ask your questions. Become an educated voter.

Letters & Lemonade, St. George – September 12th, 6:00p, Dixie State University

Join Action Utah for an evening of community and conversation to learn about the effective advocacy tool of letters to the editor. You’ll come away with:
 
– Tips and tools for writing and submitting an effective letter to the editor
– Info and talking points on current issues you can impact with a LTE
– The opportunity to try writing a LTE and get feedback on the spot
 
Don’t worry if you’re not a natural writer or have never published a LTE before. No experience is necessary to get the most out of this workshop and start writing LTEs to impact the issues!
 
Be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot today!

Letters & Lemonade, Cedar City – September 13th, 7:00p, Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service

Join Action Utah for an evening of community and conversation to learn about the effective advocacy tool of letters to the editor. You’ll come away with:
 
– Tips and tools for writing and submitting an effective letter to the editor
– Info and talking points on current issues you can impact with a LTE
– The opportunity to try writing a LTE and get feedback on the spot
 
Don’t worry if you’re not a natural writer or have never published a LTE before. No experience is necessary to get the most out of this workshop and start writing LTEs to impact the issues!
 

August Interim Session Tour & Talk at the State Capitol: Spotlight on Civic Engagement – August 15th, 12:00-1:00p

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. You’ll get:
    • Civic Engagement 101 training
    • Tips and Tools to impact policy decisions on Capitol Hill and beyond
    • Tour of the State Capitol
  • Overview of Interim Session
This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!
LOCATION: Seagull Room on the ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City. Give yourself time to find parking!

Letters & Lemonade – July 31st, 6:00-7:30p

Join us for an evening of community and conversation to learn how to write effective letters to the editor! Letters to the editor (LTEs) are a terrific advocacy tool, and at just 200 words a pop you can write them at home or on the go anytime! You will come away with:

  • Tips and tools for writing and submitting an effective letter to the editor
  • Info and talking points on current issues you can impact with a LTE
  • The opportunity to try writing a LTE and get feedback on the spot

No experience is necessary to get the most out of this workshop and start writing LTEs to impact the issues! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

LOCATION: Wasatch Room at the Impact Hub, 150 S. State Street, Salt Lake City

July Interim Session Tour of the State Capitol: Spotlight on Healthcare – July 18th, 12:00-1:00p

Hear from Action Utah leaders and guests Rylee Curtis and Rep. Steve Eliason about current healthcare policy issues, including:
 
– What’s up with Medicaid Expansion? (Prop 3 vs. HB472)
– What are legislators doing to reduce suicides in Utah?
This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!
LOCATION: Seagull Room on the ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City. Give yourself time to find parking!

“The Power of YOU(th): Youth Advocacy and Climate Lobbying at the People’s Energy Summit – Saturday, May 12th, 11:35a-12:55p in SLC

Uniting diverse communities across Utah and the broader Southwest to educate and energize towards a renewable and regenerative future. Don’t miss Action Utah’s workshop, “The Power of YOU: Youth Advocacy and Climate Lobbying” with Citizen’s Climate Lobby. Volunteer opportunity: Action Utah is looking for community members to help man our table at this event. Contact us to sign up!

LOCATION: Workshop will be held at the Public Safety Building boardroom. PES will be held in Library Square at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, SLC

Lobby Days on Capitol Hill – Every Tuesday from January 30th – March 6th, 1:00p in SLC

Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week as we review our slate of good bills and how community members like you and me can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions.

LOCATION: Seagull Room, Ground floor of the Senate Building on the East side of the Capitol Campus, 350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City

Annual Legislative Preview: Great Bills YOU Can Impact! – Wednesday, January 24th, 7:00-8:30p in Salt Lake City

Find out what great bills are coming up that need community support! Action Utah will do our annual preview of good bills coming up during the State Legislative Session with legislators and lobbyists presenting, plus some Community Lobbying 101 so you know exactly what to do and what tools and resources you can use to make an impact on Capitol Hill for the 45-day session starting January 22, 2018. Featuring state legislators such as Rep. Becky Edwards (R-Bountiful), Rep. Brian King (D-SLC), Rep. Steve Handy (R-Layton), and Rep. Tim Quinn (R-Heber). Space is limited. Please RSVP here or by emailing us. This event will stream live on Facebook for our out of state members.

LOCATION: Marmalade Branch Library, Salt Lake City

Women’s Advocacy Seminar: How to Impact Policies that Impact Women – Wednesday, January 10th, 12:00p-1:30p at the Salt Lake Chamber

Learn about community advocacy and how women can impact good legislation supporting women and family economic prosperity during the upcoming 2018 State Legislative Session. Action Utah and the Women’s Leadership Institute will guide you through community lobbying 101 and insider’s tips, then we’ll hear from bill sponsors and advocates about a slate of bills you can help get passed this year.  Featured speakers include: Pat Jones (former state senator and CEO of Women’s Leadership Institute), Andrea Himoff (Executive Director of Action Utah), Rep. Becky Edwards (state representative, R-District 20) and Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck (state representative, D-District 24). Please bring your own bag lunch. Street parking or paid garage parking. No parking validation available.

LOCATION: Salt Lake Chamber Boardroom, 175 E. 400 South, Suite 600, Salt Lake City

Workshop: How to Write An Effective Letter to the Editor – Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00-8:30p at the Salt Lake Library

Get practical tips on how to write and submit a good letter to the editor (LTE) to your local papers to draw attention to the issues you care about, plus get talking points from Action Utah Issue Captains on 2-3 current issues that need community member support. Participants will draft LTEs on-site and receive critique on the spot so you can leave with a letter that’s ready to submit. Co-hosted by RESULTS. Please bring writing implements of your choice.

For those of you unable to join us in person, please join us here on Action Utah‘s Facebook page, where we will be streaming the event LIVE.

LOCATION: Conference Room B, Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, SLC.

How Our Political System Works and How to Engage It – Wednesday, October 7-8:30p at Thanksgiving Point

Join us for an evening of Utah Politics 101 for ordinary people like you and me. Learn about our legislative branch, delegates, candidates and elections, including how you can impact policy decisions, how to become a delegate and why running for office may be up your ally. Guest speakers include PAT JONES, former state legislator and Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute; and HOLLY RICHARDSON, former state legislator, Salt Lake Tribune columnist, advocate and Real Women Run member. Co-hosted by Action Utah and Real Women Run.

LOCATION: Director’s Suite, Thanksgiving Point Megaplex Theater, 2935 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 84043

2017 Interim Session Tours of the State Capitol (Monthly) – Wednesdays, 7:30-8:15a, Utah State Capitol in SLC

Join Action Utah leaders and members for a tour of the State Capitol and explanation of Interim Session, the state legislature and community lobbying at the Capitol. No experience necessary. This is a great window into how our legislative branch works and how to impact it. Interested members may choose to stay and sit in on a public committee meeting of their choice (we highly recommend this!).

Meet in the cafeteria (ground floor of the Senate building, which is on the Eastern side of the Capitol Campus next to the parking lot). Please allow plenty of time for parking. We will begin promptly at 7:45a.

Public Interim Committee meetings take place 8:30-11:15a and 1:15 to 4p. There is no requirement to stay for the duration of a meeting. Consult the legislative calendar to learn about what committees are meeting, check the agendas and choose a meeting that interests you most:https://le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Cal.asp. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance.

Dates for 2017 Interim Tours of the State Capitol:

LOCATION: Meet in the cafeteria of the Senate (East) Building, Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State Street in SLC

Community Lobbying 102: Intro to the State Legislature – Wednesday, May 17th, 12-1:00p at the Utah State Capitol

Take a lunch break with Action Utah to advance your community lobbying skills with a tour of Capitol Hill as we cover what the state legislature is, how the legislative session works and how the interim session works. With Tara Rollins, Executive Director of the Utah Housing Coalition and Holly Richardson, former state legislator. Those who can come early or state late may attend a public committee hearing and watch our state legislators at work. All Utahns welcome. Meet at in the Seagull Room, East Senate Building.

NOTE: Lunch is not provided, but you are welcome to bring a lunch with you to eat during the first half of the event.

LOCATION: Seagull Room, Senate (East) Building, Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State Street in SLC

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