Election Integrity to be Strengthened with SB53

Voters are likely to see improvements in the current system of challenging voter eligibility with SB53 Voter challenge Revisions, now awaiting the Governor’s signature. The ACLU of Utah has posted the status of the bill on its website : SB 53 “Voter Challenge Revisions,” is a culmination of several years of work by Utah County … Continue reading Election Integrity to be Strengthened with SB53

Immigration Reform – Repairing a Broken System

There are a number of immigration bills that have been signed into law in the past and new bills this year addressing immigration issues in Utah. Mark Alvarez, Utah  Attorney, had a piece published in the Salt Lake Tribune in which he says, In 2000, George W. Bush said, “Immigration is not a problem to … Continue reading Immigration Reform – Repairing a Broken System

“Unless you have been in our wheelchairs, you don’t know what it’s like….”

This is the message that  disabled citizens wanted to get across to legislators as they rallied yesterdayat the Utah Capitol in protest of the cuts being made to health care in Utah as part of HB67 Health System Amendments and the budget cuts being made this year.  The bill is before the Senate after passing … Continue reading “Unless you have been in our wheelchairs, you don’t know what it’s like….”

Health Care Crisis: Groups Organize to Ask Important Questions

The Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC) and the Anti-Hunger Action Committee (AHAC) have together organized a rally at the Utah Capitol for Tuesday to confront legislators on the HB67 Substitute Health System Amendments in advocacy for the rights to adequate and equitable health care for all, particularly addressing the current crisis of those who are … Continue reading Health Care Crisis: Groups Organize to Ask Important Questions

Legislators Continue to Ignore Climate Change

Utah’s legislators are continuing to raise the temperature on Climate Change issues, putting Utah in the spotlight on environmental issues.KSL TV has a video piece on yesterday’s vote here. The Salt Lake Tribune reported  today: In a 4-2 vote over the objections of critics — including former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and a … Continue reading Legislators Continue to Ignore Climate Change

Happy 90th Birthday League of Women Voters

The candles may have been blown out, but  The League of Women Voters is still kickin’ up fire as it turned 90 this week .   The Utah Legislature took time to recognize the group in yesterday’s session - a video can be viewed at the LWV’s Facebook page: House Representative Carol Spackman Moss took … Continue reading Happy 90th Birthday League of Women Voters