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Newsletter - Dog Whistles or Unity

In this edition

  • Chair's Note -- Dog Whistles or Unity  
  • Come Party on Saturday with the Party
  • United Utah Condemns Trump's Terrible Tweets
  • Closing in on County Conventions
  • Young Uniters Luau
  • Did You Know?  
  • Forward This Newsletter

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Press Release:United Utah Party statement concerning Sen. Dan McCay's abortion legislation

A STATEMENT FROM THE UNITED UTAH PARTY RE:
SEN. DAN McCAY’S PROPOSED ABORTION LEGISLATION
 
The United Utah Party has issued the following statement:
 
Sen. Dan McCay has announced that he is drafting legislation on abortion that would be similar to controversial laws passed in Alabama and other states. He has stated that he is “unsure” whether his legislation will include exceptions for rape, incest, or even to save the life of the mother. 
 
This should be troubling to everyone in Utah, regardless of party. 
 
Like most Utahns, The United Utah Party opposes elective abortion in most circumstances, but we believe there must be the availability of exceptions for instances such as cases of rape or incest or when a mother’s life or health is in serious jeopardy. This is a part of our party platform, which is available at unitedutah.org.  
 
The recent spate of laws across the country do not allow for those exceptions, and Sen. McCay’s divisive rhetoric suggests that he is more interested in crafting a similar law that would pander to partisan extremes instead of representing the will of the majority of Utah voters.
 
That’s unacceptable. We can do better. 
 
We call on Senator McCay and the Utah Legislature to reject extremism and to find solutions that prioritize the health and welfare of both women and their children.   If legislators intend to pass legislation regarding abortion to challenge the Roe v. Wade decision, we urge them to include the exceptions we note.  Also, we believe that abortion facilities, particularly hospitals, should be available to women who meet these exceptions.  In addition, we urge the legislature to support legislation that makes alternative birth control options besides abortion more available to women, such as codifying the Utah Department of Health policy that allows women to gain access to birth control without a prescription.  
 
For more information, visit unitedutah.org
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Newsletter - Purge Pay to Play

In this edition

  • Chair's Note - Purge "Pay to Play"
  • Tasty Summer Social Coming Soon
  • The Simple Life of Extremism
  • What?  Really?
  • Young Uniters Luau
  • County Convention Plans
  • Forward this Newsletter
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Newsletter - Make the Difference

In this edition

  • Chair's Note - Make the Difference
  • Timely Wisdom for Today
  • Video Training Call for Prospective City Council Candidates
  • Announcing Administrative Assistant Opening
  • County Conventions Coming Soon
  • The Sweetness of Ranked Choice Voting
  • Forward this Newsletter
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Hope for Newly-Elected Utah Republican Leadership

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Utah Republicans elected new leaders for their party last Saturday. I welcome the new leadership. Service to the community is to be applauded. Also, I have known Derek Brown for several years and respect his commitment to public service.

The new leadership is being portrayed by media reports as "reasonable" Republicans. I hope so. As reasonable Republicans, I urge them to do the following:

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Newsletter - Hope vs. Extremism

  • Chair's Note - Hope vs. Extremism
  • Utah County - Raise Your Voices!
  • Convention Plans
  • Forward This Newsletter
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United Utah Party 2019 State Convention

MIDVALE, UT – On Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the United Utah Party will be holding its State Convention at Mt. Jordan Middle School in Sandy. Doors will open at 9:30 AM. This will be the third state convention for the party, which has been the most successful third party in Utah state election in the past two elections. 

“This will be an organizing convention,” said Richard Davis, the UUP Chair. “We will elect party officers, vote on proposed revisions to the party platform, and discuss party strategy going forward.”

All members of the United Utah Party are designated as delegates to the convention. Party members unable to travel to Sandy will still be able to participate at three different satellite locations in Logan, Vernal, and St. George. Addresses of the locations are available on the front page of the party website, unitedutah.org

“We want to provide a stark contrast to the Republicans and Democrats, who only allow a relative handful of people to represent their entire parties at state conventions,” Davis said. “We want to be inclusive as possible.”

Those wanting to participate in the convention are encouraged to email assistant@unitedutah.org by April 26 in order to verify their party affiliation and register as a delegate and vote.

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NewsLetter - A Prettier Picture

Contents

  • Chair's Note - A Prettier Picture
  • Governor Herbert Mostly Disappoints
  • Power of the Center
  • Convention Plan
  • Call for Candidate
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Newsletter - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Chair's Note - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • VETO Voices
  • One to Say YES For
  • Convention Plan
  • Call for Candidates
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A Little Rebellion

“A little rebellion,” Thomas Jefferson wrote, “now and then, is a good thing.” It’s unfortunate that the Utah state legislature lacks such an optimistic view on the matter. This year, the citizenry of our state proposed no less than eight initiatives, four of which made it to the ballot and three of which passed. In a conservative state like Utah, such a wave of direct democracy is unheard of. It was, in short, rebellion on the part of the electorate.

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