Newsletters and Updates

Utah: A Purple State

Every election year, the UUP does a professional survey. We do this for several reasons: to learn more about which issues are important to voters, to help inform our candidates’ campaigns, and to track how awareness about the UUP has changed over time. I’d like to share some interesting results with you.

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United Utah Party urges examination of abortion legislation

UNITED UTAH PARTY URGES SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND CROSS-PARTISAN BOARD TO EXAMINE ABORTION LEGISLATION

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the United Utah Party urges the Governor and state legislature to convene a special session to review the abortion trigger laws that will now take effect in Utah, and consider whether those laws need to be refined for a post Roe v. Wade Utah.
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Volunteerism: Your call to adventure!

Have you ever wished for a call to adventure? In literary circles, a “call to adventure” is that exciting moment in epic stories where heroes are pulled out of their comfort zone and into the adventure that makes the story worth enjoying.

Well, here’s your call!

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Thoughts on Roe v. Wade

Last week, a leaked draft opinion indicated that the Supreme Court is inclined to overturn Roe v. Wade. To be clear, this is a draft opinion from February, not the final opinion of the court. Positions and reasoning can and do change, and so I don’t want to devote too much ink to something that is admittedly incomplete.

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ORRIN HATCH PASSES AWAY AT 88

Former Senator Orrin Hatch has passed away at the age of 88. The United Utah Party appreciates his long career of civic service. "Senator Hatch was a wonderful example of dedicated service to his state and nation,” says Hillary Stirling, United Utah Party Chair.

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DEIDRE HENDERSON BOOED, SPENCER COX AND MITT ROMNEY NOT IN ATTENDANCE AT GOP STATE CONVENTION

Sen. Mitt Romney and Gov. Spencer Cox did not attend today's Republican Party Convention. "After being booed down last year, it’s no surprise they didn’t attend, and now Lt. Gov. Henderson has also been subjected to similar treatment," said Hillary Stirling, United Utah Party Chair. “All three would have found a much warmer welcome at our state convention last week.”

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UUP APPLAUDS DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENT OF EVAN MCMULLIN FOR U.S. SENATE

Democratic Party delegates took the unprecedented step today of forgoing nomination of their own candidate in favor of endorsing Evan McMullin for US Senate. "We applaud the courage and wisdom of the Democratic Party in setting aside party loyalty and putting the needs of Utah first," said Hillary Stirling, United Utah Party Chair.

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Post-Convention Update with a Call to Action

Thank you to everyone who participated at our state convention last Saturday! It was good to meet together in person again, and we are grateful for the technology that allowed so many to join and participate remotely, too. The pandemic has stretched us individually and as a party, and being able to be even more inclusive is one of its few silver linings.

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UUP Nominates and Endorses Candidates

The Utah Party held its state nominating convention this Saturday. “This is the third time we're fielding candidates in regular elections, and we're excited to have such a solid slate. The opportunity to also vote on endorsing Evan McMullin only added to that excitement,” said Hillary Stirling, chair of the United Utah Party.

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UNITED UTAH PARTY STATE CONVENTION ON APRIL 16

The United Utah Party will be holding its State Nominating Convention on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am at West High School in Salt Lake City (241 N 300 W, Salt Lake City UT, 84103).
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