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Gehrke: After Trump’s shocking victory a year ago, two Utah women have charted a path for change

– Salt Lake Tribune, November 13, 2017

Action Utah in the news

June 13, 2019, Toddcast with Sen. Todd Weiler: “Red Flag Gun Bill” with Action Utah’s Andrea Himoff and Carrie Butler

April 22, 2019, The Herald Journal by Erick L Graham Wood: “Cache Valley United for Change to host civic engagement training with Action Utah

March 24, 2019, KSL’s A Woman’s View with Amanda Dickson. Andrea Himoff joins other guests to discuss a range of topics:

March 11, 2019, KRCL RadioACTive with Lara Jones. Recap of Day 42 of the State Legislative Session with Andrea Himoff and other guests.

March 4, 2019, KRCL RadioACTive with Lara Jones. Andrea Himoff joins other guests to discuss good bills on air quality, flavored tobacco, hate crimes, conversion therapy, and more, plus the complications of tax reform.

February 26, 2019, KRCL RadioACTive with Lara Jones. Andrea Himoff discusses air quality appropriations, the Cleaner Car bill, straight-ticket voting and how to contact to your legislators.

February 21, 2019, Deseret News. “Import cheaper Canada drugs to Utah?

February 18, 2019, KRCL RadioACTive with Lara Jones. Carrie Butler discusses health care policy proposals on Capitol Hill.

February 14, 2019, KSL’s JayMac News Show: “Utah Red Flag Law Town Hall

February 14, 2019, Deseret News by Ashley Imlay: “Advocates cry for safety while opponents preach rights in forum on proposed Utah ‘red flag’ law

February 14, 2019, KSL.com by Ashley Imlay: “Advocates cry for safety while opponents preach rights in forum on proposed Utah ‘red flag’ law

February 11, 2019, KRCL RadioACTive with Lara Jones. Andrea Himoff discusses Medicaid expansion and important upcoming bills to improve education accountability (HB 198) and human response to refugees at the border (HR 3).

February 5, 2019, KRCL RadioACTive with Lara Jones. Andrea Himoff covers an alternative bill to cut costs for Medicaid Expansion (HB 210) and the “cleaner cars bill” coming up from Rep. Stenquist; Monica Bellenger joins the panel on ‘red flag’ law for suicide prevention (HB 209).

February 4, 2019, Salt Lake Tribune by Courtney Tanner: “No more school grades? Utah House committee passes bill that would end the practice

February 4, 2019, Salt Lake Tribune by Bethany Rodgers: “Polling shows Utahns support a ‘red flag’ law, so judges can temporarily remove guns from dangerous people. But will the legislature get on board?

Feb 1, 2019, KSL NewsRadio by Emerson Oligschlaeger: “Could red flag laws lower Utah’s suicide rate?

January 29, 2019, KRCL’s RadioACTive, “Day 2 of the Legislative Session

January 28, 2019, KSL’s JayMac News Show: Host Jay McFarland explores the Extreme Risk Protective Order, or “red flag” bill by Rep. Steve Handy.

January 26, 2019, Deseret News by Emily Ashcraft: “Utah legislators advocates hope to build on 2018’s push for suicide prevention”

January 17, 2019, KRCL’s RadioACTive, “Human Rights Day to MLK Day in Utah, legislative guides and tips with Action Utah and Alliance for a Better Utah

January 10, 2019, Deseret News by Emily Ashcraft: “Women discuss advocacy strategies for the upcoming legislative session” on the great panel discussion at Action Utah’s annual Women’s Advocacy Seminar, co-hosted by Women’s Leadership Institute and YWCA Utah.

October 21, 2018, KSL’s A Woman’s View: Host Amanda Dickson talks with Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff about current events, hyper-partisanship and a lack of civility and connection in our communities and Halloween.

October 1, 2018: Action Utah’s Executive Director, Andrea Himoff, was awarded with the Utah Nonprofit Association’s 2018 Emerging Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award at the annual UNA Conference.

September 24, 2018, KSL’s Healthy Mind Matters: Host Maria Shilaos talks with Action Utah Policy Coordinator Monica Bellenger and Morissa Sobelson, who is an Administrative Fellow at Intermountain Healthcare and a Doctor of Public Health Candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about a new policy aimed at preventing suicides.

September 17, 2018, KRCL’s RadioACTive with Lara Jones talking to AU Policy Coordinator Ashley Anderson about Education Grading Accountability.

August 24, 2018, E&E News by Kelsey Brugger: “A Mormon elder spoke about warming. Is the church shifting?

August 1, 2018, Salt Lake City Weekly by Katharine Biele: “Citizen Revolt, Aug. 2

July 31st, 2018, Cottonwood-Holladay Journal by Cassie Goff: “Council considering partnerships to improve city

July 16th, 2018, The Nation by Julie Kohler: “Can White Women Help Build a Progressive Future?” on using personal relationship-building to grow civic engagement.

July 3rd, 2018, KRCL’s RadioACTive with Lara Jones talking to AU Executive Director, Andrea Himoff, about the patriotism of boosting your civic engagement, summertime activism and our upcoming July Interim Session Tour of the Capitol: Spotlight on Healthcare. Find out more about becoming a Monthly Sustainer here.

June 25th, 2018, KRCL’s RadioACTive with Wilhelmina Graff, Ermiya Fanaeian and Elizabeth Love of March for Our Lives SLC interview a panel on gun violence, including Monica Bellenger (Action Utah), Jon Smith (Down Range Podcast), Rep. Ray Ward (R-District 19), Ed Rutan (Gun Violence Prevention Center).

June 20, 2018, KSL News: “Utah lawmakers to again consider ‘red flag’ laws to prevent gun violence“.

June 3, 2018, A Woman’s View with Amanda Dickson: “Utah – First red state to pass a climate resolution“, featuring guests Natalie Gochnour of the David Eccles School of Business and Andrea Himoff of Action Utah.

May 21, 2018, RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio: “The Politics of Cleaning Utah’s Dirty Air”, featuring Reps. Arent, Edwards and Romero discussing, climate change and clean air policy. Thanks for the shout out to Action Utah for our work on Utah’s climate resolution, H.C.R. 007!

May 17, 2018, Standard Examiner: “Students get lawmakers to acknowledge climate change and need for action” celebrating the ceremonial signing of H.C.R. 007, the first climate resolution every in a red state.

May 1, 2018, KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with AU’s Andrea Himoff discussing Interim Session and our event on the Hill on May 16th for community members to learn about our legislative branch and how to impact it.

March 6th, 2018 KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with guest Andrea Himoff, Executive Director of Action Utah giving legislative updates on the final week of the State Legislative Session.

February 27th, 2018 KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with guest Andrea Himoff of Action Utah talking about bills good and bad on Capitol Hill this week at the State Legislative Session.

February 20th, 2018 KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with guest Andrea Himoff of Action Utah talking about legislation moving through the fifth week of the State Legislative Session.

February 12th, 2018, KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with guest Carrie Butler of Action Utah talking about what’s happening on the Hill this week.

February 6th, 2018 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with guest Andrea Himoff of Action Utah talking about Clean Air bills and Medicaid Expansion, plus many other interesting guests talking about happenings on the Hill and around the state.

January 30, 2018 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones with guest speaker Andrea Himoff of Action Utah talking about bills coming through the State Legislative Session.

January 22, 2018 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on Action Utah’s Andrea Himoff joins other advocates to talk about the first day of the State Legislative Session and highlighted bills.

January 8, 2018 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on Action Utah’s sophomore year at the State Legislative Session and some of the bills we’re supporting (37:34)

January 4, 2018 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on AU’s upcoming Legislative Preview events (9:30)

December 30, 2017 – Highline Outdoor: “Outdoorsman of the Year: Donald Trump?” on Bears Ears

August 14, 2017 – Salt Lake Tribune: “Mormon women, political activists rally to get-out-the-vote in confusing 3rd district special election

August 14, 2017 – Deseret News: “GOP congressional primary may be too close to call

August 14, 2017 – Daily Herald: “Mormon Women for Ethical Government, others rally in Provo to clarify voting procedures

August 7, 2017 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on AU’s “living room conversations” (48:20)

July 10, 2017 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on primary elections and the importance of civic engagement in Utah (top of the hour)

May 3, 2017 – Salt Lake Tribune: “Young family heartbroken after ICE detains 31-year-old mother

May 3, 2017 – Deseret News: “Family laments mother’s arrest pending deportation

May 3, 2017 – KUTV 2 News:  “Dozens protest planned deportation of West Valley City mom

April 4, 2017 – American Singularity: “America’s Clash of Civilizations (and What We Can Do About It)”

February 19, 2017 – ABC4: Inside Utah Politics interview with Glen Mills on the State Legislative Session

February 2, 2017 – KUTV 2 News:  “Grassroots organizations call town hall with Chaffetz a success, hope for more

January 16, 2017 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on the State Legislative Session

November 22, 2016 – KRCL: RadioACTive interview with Lara Jones on the implications of the 2016 election

ACTION UTAH OP-EDS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Writing a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed on an issue that matters to you can help give the issue needed attention, sway public opinion, pressure elected officials to take action or simply educate the community. Action Utah leaders and members submit Op-Eds and LTEs throughout the year on a range of issues. Here’s what we’ve been writing.

Did you get an op-ed or LTE published? Let us know so we can help spread the word!

2019

“Guest Opinion: Guns and suicide: Utah needs honest search for solutions”

– Deseret News, June 30, 2019, by Action Utah Policy Director, Carrie Butler, and Sutherland Institute VP of policy, Derek Monson

“Letter: ERPOs can intervene before tragedies strike”

– Deseret News, April 23, 2019, by Action Utah Executive Director, Andrea Himoff

“Letter: Bill ending school grades should be heard”

– Salt Lake Tribune, March 6, 2019, by Action Utah Education Policy Coordinator, Ashley Anderson

Letter: Give red flag orders a fair chance

Deseret News, March 2, 2019, by Action Utah member, Teresa Garrett

Letter: Utahns need to do what we can to reduce suicides

– Deseret News, February 27, 2019, by Action Utah member, Julie Chen

“Letter: This Utah bill could keep immigrant families together”

– Deseret News, February 23, 2019, by Action Utah fellow, Jasmine Fitzsimmons

“Guest Opinion: One way Utah can help prevent suicides”

– Deseret News, February 14, 2019, by Action Utah Health Policy Coordinator, Monica Bellenger

“Commentary: Extreme Risk Protective Orders can save lives”

– Salt Lake Tribune, February 10, 2019, by Action Utah Health Policy Coordinator, Monica Bellenger

2018

“Letter: An opportunity for compromise”

– Deseret News, November 21, 2018, by Action Utah Policy Director, Carrie Butler

“Letter: Protective Orders Could Prevent Many Suicides”

– Salt Lake Tribune, November 20, 2018, by Action Utah Executive Director, Andrea Himoff

“Commentary: November is Coming; Change Isn’t”

– Real Clear Politics, October 30, 2018, by Action Utah board member and top political strategist, Reed Galen

“Letter: Rolling back air standards is bad for Utahn’s health”

Salt Lake Tribune, August 5, 2018, by AU Exec Director, Andrea Himoff

“Letter: Prop 3 could maintain a healthy community with a tiny investment”

Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 2018, by AU Letter Team member Maurena Grossman

“Letter: Support for Proposition 3”

Deseret News, July 30th, 2018, by AU Letter Team member Maurena Grossman

“Letter: This tax credit would be a first step towards reducing intergenerational poverty in Utah”

– Salt Lake Tribune, July 28th, 2018, by AU Policy Director Carrie Butler

“Op-ed: Utah must keep the climate conversations going”

Deseret News, July 15th, 2018, by AU Exec Director Andrea Himoff

“Letter: Before they ‘fix’ student grades, lawmakers need to stop giving misleading grades to Utah schools”

– Salt Lake Tribune, June 24, 2018, by AU Policy Coordinator Ashley Anderson

“Letter: Since EnergySolutions donates to anyone, Salt Lake Schools would like $1.7M please”

Salt Lake Tribune, February 24, 2018, by AU Policy Coordinator Ashley Anderson

Op-ed: The problem with paraprofessional wages

Deseret News, February 11, 2018, by AU Policy Coordinator Ashley Anderson with Christy Clay

2017

Opinion: Utahns won’t benefit from more oil and gas production — just the companies that operate here

Salt Lake Tribune, December 9, 2017, by AU member Stan Holmes

Letter: Let’s all agree

The Spectrum, December 4, 2017, by AU Policy Coordinator Miriah Elliott, regarding Rep. Ward’s Family Planning Services Amendments (HB 12)

Letter: Health and Human Services Committee shows softening hearts

Deseret News, Decemeber 2, 2017, by AU Policy Director Carrie Butler, on autism insurance and Sen. Allen Christiansen’s change of heart

Letter: Rep. Ward’s family planning legislation makes sense

– Salt Lake Tribune, Noveber 25, 2017by AU member Kat Martinez

Opinion: Why are those with ties to white supremacists making our immigration policy?

– Deseret News, October 21, 2017, by AU Policy Coordinator Laura Bandara

Why put coal mining ahead of everything else?

– Salt Lake Tribune, September 17, 2017, by AU member and former leader Kate Ferguson

Letter: Respect Utah’s persecuted settlers by supporting DREAMers

– Salt Lake Tribune, September 13 2017, by AU Policy Coordinator Laura Bandara

Letter: Elected Officials Should Support DACA

– Deseret News, September 7, 2017, by AU Policy Coordinator Laura Bandara

Letter: Trade trust lands to benefit Utah schools

– Salt Lake Tribune, May 16, 2017, by AU Policy Coordinator Ashley Anderson about the benefits of trading SITLA lands captured in Bears Ears for more profitable lands

“Letter: Come visit”

– Deseret News, April 15th, 2017, by AU Issue Captain Kate Ferguson to Secretary Zinke during the national monuments review by the Department of the Interior

Column: Brian King’s Good Landlord Amendments: Are they enough?

– The Independent, February 18, 2017, by AU member Marianne Mansfield assessing the benefits of Rep. King’s legislation to help vulnerable Utahns find housing that leads to better outcomes for their families and communities

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