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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 Policy.com 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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  • UNITED UTAH PARTY CALLS ON UTAH U.S. HOUSE DELEGATION TO VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

    Take this 9-question survey to find out where you fall on Utah's political spectrum!

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  • published volunteer 2019-07-02 17:55:07 -0600
  • wants to volunteer 2019-06-29 16:32:09 -0600

    2019 Summer Social Volunteers

    Help us staff the Summer Social on July 20!

    Become a volunteer
  • published Term Limits Initiative in Key Reforms 2019-05-18 12:04:14 -0600

    Term Limits Initiative

    Unite for Term Limits is an initiative that the party applauds and supports. Under current Utah law, any elected state official can serve indefinitely. This creates several problems, such as career politicians, resistance from party officials to challenger candidates within the party, and above all, an incumbency advantage that tips the scale against new office holders and ideas.

    Learn more on the Initiative website here: https://unite4termlimits.org/

    You can lend your voice on the initiative's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Unite4TermLimits/

    We know that this is a reform more than 70% of Utahns support, but we need donations and volunteers to make it happen.

    Please join us to create a real and a lasting change!

  • published Platform Input Request in Newsfeed 2019-02-13 20:24:35 -0700

    Platform Input Request

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    On May 4, we’ll be voting on the party platform at the UUP convention. Ahead of that, we’re deliberating on possible edits and updates. To make this process transparent and responsive, we are requesting input from all those interested in the future of the party. If there are questions or issues you think the platform should address, please send that feedback to info@unitedutah.org.

    As you consider input you’d like to give please keep in mind the following guidelines:

    The UUP is focused on the process by which our laws are made. We believe that good government requires transparency, fairness, and a robust and civil debate. We believe that public policy should ultimately reflect the will of the people. We don’t require candidates or members to agree on all important issues. That’s why we don’t, as a party, take rigid sides on most issues. Candidates can take sides, members should too, but the party doesn’t have a litmus test.

    The UUP is not ideological. We ask instead that people come to the political process with good will and good faith. Being a Uniter means doing the listening and the hard work required to find common ground. We persuade when we can, extend a hand of friendship when we cannot, and we respect the voice of the people either way.

    That is what sets us apart from all other political parties. Edits and updates to our platform must reflect this focus.