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Press Release: CALL FOR NEW LAW TO PREVENT SELF-APPOINTEES

UNITED UTAH PARTY CALLS FOR NEW LAW TO PREVENT SELF-APPOINTEES 
Call comes after House Speaker Greg Hughes appoints himself to Inland Port board
 
Controversy over the new international inland port planned for Salt Lake City and the board to govern it took a new turn when Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes chose himself to fill a four-year term on that board.  

“This is yet another indication of the pressing need for government reform,” said Richard Davis, United Utah Party Chair. “The conflict of interest is so obvious here.  It should not be legal for a public official to appoint themselves to another office.” 
Six United Utah Party candidates for the state legislature  -  Michele Weeks (HD 54), Stephen Walston (HD 41), Eric Chase (HD 61), Hillary Stirling (HD 57) Alex Castagno (SD 9), and Lee Houghton (SD 15) - said that they would jointly introduce a bill to prevent any public official from appointing themselves to a public office.   
 
Davis said that this should provide an impetus for the legislature to address this problem head on in the next session. 

"A bill to prevent future incidents like this would be a critical step in restoring public trust," said Davis.
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Invest in Your Future

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School is out.  Summer is here.  It is time for mowing lawns, backyard picnics, and summer vacations. 

 

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Fixing Immigration Without Party Ties

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I attended the Republican candidate debate for US Senate earlier this week. During the debate, Mitt Romney lamented the fact that when he was running for president over ten years ago immigration needed to be fixed. And today it still needs to be fixed.

 

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The Ills of a One Party System

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From 1929 to 2000, Mexico had a one-party system.  It is true that political parties other than the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) could form and compete.  And it is likely one of those parties won the 1988 presidential election, but was denied the victory due to election fraud by the PRI.  But competition was stifled by the overriding influence of the governing party over not only the machinery of elections, but also all the various sectors in Mexican society.

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Candidates Worth Supporting

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As I talk with various "movers and shakers" about the United Utah Party, I tell them about how we started, what we stand for, and what we plan to do in 2018.  But I find these people are particularly interested in our candidates.  It is a pleasure to be able to introduce our candidates to them.

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Verify Your Voter Registration - Chair's Note

Chair's Note

Eric Eliason, our candidate for the 1st Congressional district, informed me over the weekend that he got a voter card in the mail from his elections office that showed he was registered as an unaffiliated voter.  He then compared it to one he received a month ago saying he was registered with the United Utah Party.  Without his permission, someone in an elections office had changed his party affiliation so he was not longer affiliated with the UUP. 

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Upon hearing of this, Jim Bennett, our former Congressional candidate, then checked his party registration online and found that the same had occurred to him.  He had done a video blog last year showing his new registration with the UUP.  But when he checked his registration on Monday, he was now unaffiliated.

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List of Candidates

United Utah Party is very proud of the 19 candidates who have stepped forward and are willing to do their part in pioneering real change in local, state, and federal lawmaking.  

Look for the complete list and information on each candidate: https://www.unitedutah.org/candidates.

Don't stop there.  In order to create the right momentum to effect real change, each of these candidates needs your help.  If you have few candidates running in your area, consider adopting a candidate in another part of the state.  Do you have a certain skill set or resources?  Consider volunteering or offering an in-kind donation.  

We can do more than we realize, when we're united!

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Successful State Convention 2018

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2018's state convention provided an atmosphere of agreement and progress towards a better political future for Utah. 

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Upcoming State Convention 2018

The United Utah Party state convention is THIS SATURDAY, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

We will meet at Midvale Middle School in Midvale, UT.

7852 S. Pioneer St., Midvale, UT 84047

As I've participated in my own county convention and have had a chance to talk with other like-minded voters, I feel a new energy growing throughout the state, and I'm loving it! I used to feel so cynical and pessimistic about politics.  My voice didn't matter, my vote didn't count.  Now, I'm starting to catch the vision of what can be accomplished if we unite and do our part. 

Hope to see you all at the state convention!  

For those in Cache, Iron, and Washington counties, we will have official remote viewing locations where you can come and serve as a delegate without needing to drive all the way to Salt Lake City. Here are the locations:


Logan - 

Whittier Community Center
290 N. 400 E.
Logan, UT 84321

Cedar City - 

Cedar City Library
303 N. 100 E.
Cedar City, UT 84721


St. George - 

Desert Hills High School
828 Desert Hill Dr. E
St. George, UT 84790


For those who are unable to attend any of these locations but who would still like to view the convention, it will be published on Facebook live. Please visit our Facebook page.

 

 

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New Washington County Leadership - Conventions in Salt Lake and Utah County

United Utah Party Convention Schedule 2018 - 

Washington County - April 7th
Utah County - April 14th
Salt Lake County - April 14th
Davis County - April 21st
Cache County - April 21st
State Convention - April 28th

Our Washington County Convention was a success, and we are moving right along this weekend with two more county conventions in Utah and Salt Lake Counties.

Before we get to the details for our next convention, however, we'd like to introduce you to our three new officers from Washington County:

County Chair - James Young

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County Vice Chair - Gary Allred

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County Secretary/Treasurer - Louise Nygaard

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We look forward to working closely with James, Gary, and Louise and the rest of our great supporters in Washington County as we build the party in Southern Utah!


Up next we have conventions in Utah and Salt Lake Counties this Saturday, April 14th at 10am (Utah County) and 10:30am (Salt Lake County). We invite residents of both counties to join us this Saturday to participate in the county conventions for Utah's two largest counties.

During the convention, delegates (all registered voters with the United Utah Party are automatically enabled to serve as delegates) will be able to officially nominate 15 of our 19 candidates running with the United Utah Party this year.

All are welcome to come and observe, as there will be ample opportunities to hear more about what the United Utah Party is all about.

See you this Saturday!

FULL INFORMATION ON SCHEDULED UUP CONVENTIONS

CONVENTION DATE TIME VENUE ADDRESS
Washington County April 7th 10:30am Dixie Middle School 929 S. 100 E., St. George, UT 84770
Utah County April 14th 10:00am Orem Jr. High School 765 N 600 W, Orem, UT 84057
Salt Lake County April 14th 10:30am Mount Jordan Middle School 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane, Sandy, UT 84070
Davis County April 21st 10:00am Knowlton Elementary School 801 Shepard Ln, Farmington, UT 84025
Cache County April 21st 11:00am Whittier Community Center 290 N 400 E, Logan, UT 84321
UTAH STATE CONVENTION April 28th 10:00am Midvale Middle School 7852 S Pioneer St, Midvale, UT 84047

 

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