The Big Red Panic Button

In Utah, we have something like a big red panic button built into our lawmaking process. When citizens don’t feel like the legislature is addressing their priorities, there is a way to enact state laws without the legislature. It’s called a Citizen Initiated State Statute.

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Executive Director Job

United Utah is seeking an Executive Director for the Party. The position of Executive Director is part time as an independent contractor, starting immediately.

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Chair's Note - Election Introspection

Our first election is over. Our candidate won 9 percent of the vote. Is that a good showing or not so good? What is the definition of success short of winning? Party supporters will define the future. If we decide the 12,000 or so votes Jim received are a foundation for growth, then we will go ahead and work for a larger share of the vote, more supporters, and eventual victory at the polls.

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A Case for an Independent Districting Commission

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ger·ry·man·der

verb

To manipulate the boundaries of an electoral constituency so as to favor one party or class.

To achieve a result by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.

"a total freedom to gerrymander the results they want"

Many have claimed that the current electoral district maps in Utah have been gerrymandered, particularly the four US House districts. We have three (possibly four) solidly Republican districts. Less than 20% of the state house seats and 17% of the state senate are held by Democrats. Yet, Democrats frequently get above 25% of the votes across the state.

So, what would be some alternatives?

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Why I Voted For Bennett

       

by Bruce Lindsay

         I just filled out my mail-in ballot for municipal and bond elections and—because I live in the 3rd District—the special congressional election.

         Throughout my life I’ve made it a point to keep my votes a private matter.  But now I can and believe I must disclose my stand in this consequential race.

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The Case for Jim Bennett

Op-Ed by Vaughn Cook on case for Jim Bennett

in Salt Lake Tribune Oct 22, 2017

Jim Bennett is not burdened with the baggage of dysfunction.

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Giving Utahns a Better Choice

Op-Ed by Richard Davis on United Utah Party

in Deseret News Oct. 19, 2017

Party Chair Explains United Utah Party

We are not another single-issue, ideologically extreme political party. Other parties — Socialist, Green, Constitution, Independent American, Libertarian — fit in that camp. We are different.

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Vote for a Candidate Who Will Take Action

Op-Ed by Jim Bennett

in Daily Herald Oct. 18, 2017

"Congress will keep failing to deliver as long as its members pander in self-interest to the political bases that got them elected."

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The Bible and Utah's Special Election

No, the Good Book won’t tell you how to vote in the special congressional election! But its wisdom does suggest you consider the alternatives before you make a decision.

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How Far We've Come

On Tuesday, United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett was part of the candidate debate on the Doug Wright show on KSL. He joined the Republican and the Democrat.  Jim also will be one of three candidates invited to participate in the Utah Debate Commission event on Wednesday, October 18. Nearly all news stories about the campaign mention the Democrat, the Republican, and the United Utah Party candidate by name. They do not do that for the other party candidates; indeed, the party's names often are not even listed.

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