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  • published UUP Platform (2021) 2021-02-16 20:59:56 -0700

    UUP Platform Survey 2021

    We're proud of our platform, which illustrates our moderate, centrist approach. However, we also recognize there's always room for improvement. Accordingly, and as the UUP bylaws require, the platform committee is seeking input from party members for a biannual review of our party platform.

    The platform committee will review your input and submit recommendations to the Executive Committee by March 24.

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  • published Senator Romney's Impeachment Vote in Newsfeed 2020-02-05 16:00:25 -0700

    Senator Romney's Impeachment Vote

    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. 

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  • published Reclaiming our Political Power in Newsfeed 2020-01-29 20:12:21 -0700

    Reclaiming our Political Power

    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.


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  • published New Year New Goals in Newsfeed 2020-01-13 20:55:18 -0700

    New Year New Goals

    2020A new year and even a new decade for us. Many people make new year's resolutions. At the United Utah Party, we want to set some goals for this new year.

    But we want you to help us. Come to the Moving UUP Summit on Saturday, January 18, for a grassroots session on the future goals of the UUP. Go here to register. The party leadership will present what has happened in 2019 and what we want to happen in 2020. But we also will be giving those in attendance an opportunity to help us get there by sharing what they think about goals the party should set for this coming year.

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  • published Seemingly Small Things in Newsfeed 2019-12-04 20:01:38 -0700

    Seemingly Small Things

    Call me sentimental, but one of my favorite Christmas films is It's A Wonderful Life. For those who have lived under a rock during the past 70 years (or hate Christmas movies), the story is about a man, George Bailey, who itches to get out of his small town and make a big contribution to the world. Instead, he keeps getting pulled back to work in his family's building and loan association and remains in his small town. When, later in life, he discovers how much good he has done in his small town, then it dawns on him that the seemingly small things he has done over many years have added up to a big contribution to the world.



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  • published Candidate Nominations 2019-11-29 17:40:12 -0700
  • published Breaking Down Barriers in Newsfeed 2019-11-22 16:34:20 -0700

    Breaking Down Barriers

    In my life I have traveled to several foreign countries and met people from a wide range of places around the globe. The vast majority are gracious and kind. They care about other people and are willing to share when they see someone in need.

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  • published Office Donation in Donate 2019-11-20 22:33:07 -0700

  • published Dissatisfaction is an opportunity in Newsfeed 2019-11-13 21:34:20 -0700

    Dissatisfaction is an Opportunity

    A recent survey announced on Utah found that 48 percent of Utahns disapprove of the job of the state legislature, while only 41 percent approve. That is a significant drop in the past year. Legislators are in trouble.

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  • published Why I'm a Uniter in Newsfeed 2019-11-07 17:08:43 -0700

    Why I'm a Uniter

    The other day, I called my state legislator as a constituent. I was particularly concerned about the special session on tax reform and wanted to hear what his thoughts were. Before he was elected, I knew him to be a devoted family man and political moderate with whom I shared many values and viewpoints, and so I felt comfortable calling him.


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  • published Not Your Typical Minor Party in Newsfeed 2019-10-31 17:47:57 -0600

    Not Your Typical Minor Party

    By all typical definitions of a minor party, we should be ignored. For example, rarely does anyone see much news coverage of the Greens, the Libertarians, or Constitution Party, particularly outside of an election year. The United Utah Party should be treated the same.

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    The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote later this week on a resolution that would outline the process for going forward with an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump.  An impeachment inquiry is a grave step and it should be a rare situation for the nation.  Unfortunately, the controversy over this inquiry has divided across party lines.  Only a handful of Republicans, including Senator Mitt Romney, have noted that the president’s behavior is deeply troubling and require further investigation.

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  • published UUP OPPOSES CURRENT TAX REFORM PROPOSAL in Newsfeed 2019-10-23 21:09:47 -0600

    Press Release: UUP Opposes Current Tax Reform Proposal

    UUP says that changes would hurt the poor and threaten education funding 

    The United Utah Party has issued the following statement in light of proposed tax reforms being considered by Governor Gary Herbert and legislative leaders:
    The United Utah Party opposes the current tax reform proposals being discussed by the governor and legislative leaders. While we agree that something needs to be done to continue to fund government services for Utahns into the future, we believe that the ideas currently being considered are not in the best interests of the people of Utah and could have devastating consequences for Utah’s already underfunded education system.
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  • published Candidate Conscience vs Party Line in Newsfeed 2019-10-17 16:30:49 -0600

    Candidate Conscience vs Party Line


    Sometimes people will tell us that political party doesn't really matter. Why don't our candidates simply run as moderate Republicans, or moderate Democrats, and then they would be able to get elected and vote their consciences anyway? Well, that is not how it works.

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  • published A Party in the Toddler Stage in Newsfeed 2019-10-09 20:52:56 -0600

    A Party in the Toddler Stage

    I have a 16 month old granddaughter who is learning to walk. Right now, she walks like she is leaving a bar after too many drinks. And she falls down a lot. 


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  • published Newsletter Practical Tax Solutions in Newsfeed 2019-10-08 20:41:26 -0600

    Practical Tax Solutions

    Last Saturday, the party hosted an issue summit on tax reform.  John Valentine, chairman of the State Tax Commission, made a presentation showing the growing gap between tax revenues and services that has been building for over 20 years.  Increasingly, the state legislature and the governor have cut taxes and created a pending severe budget shortfall.


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  • published A United Take on Impeachment in Newsfeed 2019-09-25 19:07:58 -0600

    A United Take on Potential Impeachment


    The United States is facing a constitutional crisis. Only twice in the nation's history has a president been impeached. In both cases the president was not removed from the office because two-thirds of senators did not agree with the House. In one other instance, impeachment would have been likely had the president (Richard Nixon) not resigned first.

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  • The United Utah Party Opposes Changing New Voter Privacy Law

    The United Utah Party Opposes Changing New Voter Privacy Law
    SALT LAKE CITY -- UT On September 18, 2019, both the Republican and Democratic Party chairs testified at the legislature against a new voter privacy law, urging its reversal. The United Utah Party opposes any efforts to change the law, which would prevent voters from keeping their voter registration data private.  voting_booth.jpg
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  • answered 2019-07-04 20:04:32 -0600
    Q: Which of the following best represents your views on public education funding?
    A: There should be significant increases in public education funding WITH increased accountability to improve student performance.

    Where Do You Fall on Utah's Political Spectrum?

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  • wants to volunteer 2020-03-24 19:18:07 -0600