Utah Citizens Organize “Clean Air” Rally

There will be a “Rally for Clean Air”  on the Steps on the South Side of the Utah State Capitol, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 3-4pm.  The rally will be an effort to get legislators to reconsider their positions on HJR 12 Climate Change Resolution and HJR 21 Joint Resolution on Energy Policy.  Organizer Drew … Continue reading Utah Citizens Organize “Clean Air” Rally

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

HJR12 Heats Up

The heat is on with the Climate Change Joint Resolution (HJR12).  A message from a newly formed Facebook group of citizens against this resolution, which had organized a rally of 300 people for Friday at 2pm,  came out with this news and call to action:It looks like those on the hill in support of HJR12 … Continue reading HJR12 Heats Up

Affirmative Action: A Thing Of The Past?

Some Utah Legislators hope so. HJ24 Equal Treatment by Government is moving faster than one can say “equal rights”.  The Resolution is aimed at eliminating Affirmative Action and would require an amendment to Utah’s Constitution, which would be up to the voters to ratify in the November election. Ward Connerly, a former member of the … Continue reading Affirmative Action: A Thing Of The Past?

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

The voting i.d. debacle

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)While the U.S. Supreme Court has now made it official that corporations are persons and have the same rights as individuals, including running for elections and voting (see Murray Hill, Inc. running for Congress), it appears the voting rights of “real” individuals are at stake – especially of opponents to the … Continue reading The voting i.d. debacle

 (cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)The Utah League of Women Voters has issued this call to action regarding the Snake Valley Water Agreement:League Members:The League has been informed that Governor Herbert plans to sign the agreement on Snake Valley before the end of the week.One of our priorities this year is: “Oppose Snake Valley water transfers … Continue reading

Democracy Day at the Capitol

 (cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)February 1 is “Democracy Day” at the Utah State Capitol.  Three groups are sponsoring this event:  AARP Utah, Utah Housing Coalition and the Community Action Program of Utah.Com to the State Capitol on Monday, February 1 for a unique opportunity to get involved in the state legislative process!On February 1, AARP Utah, along with … Continue reading Democracy Day at the Capitol