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Carrie Butler, the policy director for Action Utah, said that while this is a hard and complicated process to make sure people are protected and rights aren’t being stepped on, a recent poll showed bipartisan public support for this bill at 68%. “People have had it and they are now willing to make it known in ways they haven’t before,” Butler said.

   

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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

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