Please join us Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 02:00 PM for our United Utah Party Davis County Virtual Convention! The meeting will last no more than an hour. To attend the zoom meeeting, simply click here.
During the meeting, you'll have a chance to virtually interact with fellow UUP members including Ammon Gruwell, our candidate in House District 15, and Shawn Ferriola, our candidate in House District 12.
The United Utah Party will be holding its third annual state convention on Saturday, April 18 at 10 AM. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines still in place, the convention will not take place in any one physical location and will be held entirely online. Bruce Lindsay, former news anchor for KSL-TV, will be the keynote speaker at the conventionRead more
Smoke began billowing out of the window of an apartment complex. Someone alerted the mayor of the city to call out the fire department. But the mayor said it was just one apartment, it may not be anything serious, and he had a handle on the situation.Read more
Coronavirus, earthquake, economic recession—we live in scary times. However, the reality is we don't get to determine the crises we face. At the same time, we do get to choose our responses to those crises. Those responses determine the sort of people we are. What sort should we be in a time of crisis?Read more
A couple of weeks ago our Chair, Richard Davis, wrote about our need for good people to run for office with the United Utah Party. Since then, several men have stepped forward to throw their hats in the ring, and we are so grateful for their courage and desire to serve! Unfortunately, though, the women of the United Utah Party are still underrepresented in our 2020 cohort of candidates.
So today, my plea is for my fellow Uniters, including the good men of our party, to look for a female Uniter who would represent us well and ask her to run.Read more
We are still early in the presidential nominating process, but U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum in the Democratic Party. Of course, President Trump will be the Republican nominee. If those are the choices for Utah voters, there will be many voters looking for an alternative because both represent the extremes of their respective parties.
Today, the state of Utah and, indeed, the nation as a whole witnessed a rare act of unparalleled political courage. Senator Mitt Romney’s decision to vote to convict the president on the charge of abuse of power was a powerful reminder that moral courage is sorely lacking in today's political environment, but that there are individuals who still hold to a sense of the importance of their duty to the country.Read more
The legislature has done what it should have done long before—scrap legislation that was not only unpopular but also bad for the citizens of the state. Legislators could have avoided this disaster some time ago had they listened to the voters. But their tone-deafness is as great as their arrogance.
Last Tuesday evening, the backers of Utah's 2019 Tax Referendum announced that they had gathered 152,000 signatures. Of course, those signatures need to be verified by county clerks, and even if the referendum makes it onto the ballot, the ultimate outcome won't be decided until November. Regardless, some very good things have already come from the referendum organizers' efforts.
In a couple of weeks, the Utah State Legislature will be in session again. Legislators are gearing up to end the constitutional earmark for public education. Currently, the state constitution requires that income tax revenue be spent on public education. At one time, that meant income tax revenue had to be spent on K-12. But in 1996, a constitutional amendment was passed that included higher education in that apportionment. Of course, that meant the legislature could spend less of the income tax money on K-12 and not have to spend other money outside the income tax on higher ed. That money could go for other things the legislature wanted to spend money on.