Newsletters and Updates

Chair's Note - A Lesson from Lindbergh

Several years ago I visited the Smithsonian in Washington and saw the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew when he made the first solo transatlantic flight. Lindbergh was not expected to achieve this feat. He was an obscure air mail pilot who received far less funding than others competing in the race to be the first. Lindbergh even put up $2000 of his own mail delivery earnings to finance the flight.

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Candidate Announcements

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This week will mark important days for United Utah as the first wave of candidates announce their candidacies for county, state, and federal offices.

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United Utah Heroes

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Since the forming of the United Utah Party last year, I have had the privilege of meeting many wonderful people dedicated to public service.  We are most familiar with those who dedicate their time and talents to run for public office.  For me, I have had the rare opportunity of knowing personally the many more people who are working behind the scenes. 

Their reward is not the honors of public office, something they themselves will never hold.  It is not money.  They donate more than they will ever receive.  It is not recognition, which they rarely get.  I have learned these things are not what motivates them.

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Chair's Note - Touring and Recruiting

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I went to Logan recently to speak to a town hall and a house party. It was great to meet a group of Cache County residents who are interested in forming a party organization there and bringing the United Utah Party to Logan.   I was told that soon after our meetings, two participants went and immediately re-registered as United Utah Party members!

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Logan Town Hall in the Herald Journal

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The Herald Journal wrote a very nice article about the upcoming town hall meeting in Logan, Utah.  Definitely worth the read! 

And if you find yourself in the area, join us at the Whittier Community Center at 11:00am!

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Upcoming Events You Won't Want to Miss

United Utah is growing fast and we're constantly adding town halls meetings and house parties to our calendar.  Make sure to check in regularly so you don't miss out on an event near you! 

Interested in hosting? Go to the volunteer page and fill out the form (select “Hosting a House Party”).  

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Chair's Note - Where Too Extreme Gets Us

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Once again, the two major parties are engaging in "chicken" politics.  They are both seeing how far they can force the other side to go.  The shutdown of the government is the bargaining chip to get either DACA or a wall.

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Government Shutdown

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Once again the Federal government is shut down because Republicans and Democrats are unable to negotiate and resolve serious issues facing our nation.  The sad thing is, next week we'll get to see both sides blame each other for their joint failure to do the people’s business. 

A question we should all be thinking about is how will the SHUT DOWN affect Utah? 

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Have You Heard?

For the first time in a long time, I feel excited about politics.  More than ever, people throughout Utah are getting involved in meaningful ways in the political environment.  Chief among them is BYU professor, Richard Davis.

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What You Can Do

Richard_Davis_from_Vaughn_copy.jpgAs we start a new year, I wonder what it will bring.  To the surprise of many, 2017 brought a new political party to Utah.  That political party organized and then ran in a Congressional campaign.  Our candidate, Jim Bennett, won nearly 10 percent of the vote - far exceeding what minor parties usually get.  In fact, he did better than any non-major party Congressional candidate in Utah's history.

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