Jared Oates published UNITED UTAH PARTY CALLS ON UTAH U.S. HOUSE DELEGATION TO VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY in Newsfeed 2019-11-07 17:15:11 -0700
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jared Oates published The United Utah Party Opposes Changing New Voter Privacy Law in Newsfeed 2019-09-19 21:23:25 -0600The United Utah Party Opposes Changing New Voter Privacy LawSALT 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.Read more
Jared Oates answered 2019-07-04 20:04:32 -0600Q: 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.
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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/
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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 [email protected].
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.
Dear Utah Congressional delegation:
We, the undersigned, call on the Trump administration and Congress to pass legislation that will correct the current policies of the Trump administration regarding immigration. Through President Trump's executive order of June 20, 2018, the misguided family separation policy has been ended for future detainees, but there is no provision for a change of status of those currently held. And the executive order still treats asylum seekers as criminals by imposing a penalty of imprisonment for those who present themselves to immigration authorities without proper documentation.
We call on you to work in Congress to pass legislation and urge President Trump to sign such legislation that will:
Make it illegal in perpetuity to separate children from their parents when crossing the border.
Provide adequate resources to reunite families that have been torn apart by the recent policy.
Remove the provision of automatic imprisonment of asylum seekers.
Jared Oates donated 2021-10-01 17:51:09 -0600
UNITED UTAH PARTY PLATFORM (2021)
The United Utah Party is focused on good government - the process by which our laws are made and executed. 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. Public servants must act with integrity and according to their oaths of office.
We do not require candidates or members to agree on all issues. That is why we do not, as a party, take rigid sides on most issues. Candidates and members can take sides, but the party doesn’t have a litmus test. This platform is a statement of the principles that unite us, not necessarily an enumeration of policy positions.
The United Utah Party 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 respect the voice of the people either way.
These guidelines set us apart from other political parties. The United Utah Party believes that solutions can be found to the pressing problems of society using a pragmatic approach, finding common ground with others, and encouraging widespread public involvement in the resolution of public policy issues. We believe in the worth of all individuals in a society and assert that engagement by all is the best means for operating a democratic republic.
Increase transparency. All proposed bills should be open to meaningful public review. Legislative caucus meetings should also be open. We support ethics reforms that make it easier to identify and eliminate conflicts of interest.
Limit partisan influence. We support more non-partisan elections for positions such as city and county councils, school boards, sheriffs, and attorneys general. Publicly funded primaries should not be restricted to party members.
Expand voter participation. We need to reduce barriers to registration and make it easier for all citizens to vote. We need to strengthen our independent redistricting commission. We seek to expand access to alternative voting systems (such as Ranked Choice, STAR, or Approval voting methods) that reduce costs, encourage civility, and better reflect public will.
Increased government accountability. We support term limits that will reduce incumbent advantages. We support campaign finance laws that will limit the influence of moneyed special interests.
Balanced Budgets. We support sound fiscal policies that create viable, long-term balance between government revenues and expenditures for the benefit of current and future generations.
Economic Growth. We support preservation of the free market system as the engine for future economic growth. This growth must “raise all boats”; public policy must promote economic opportunity for all, regardless of social and economic class, including the poor and needy.
Education. We support increased funding for public education as a vehicle for sustained economic growth, an engaged citizenry, and to equip students for a rapidly changing world . Promote policies that balance the empowerment of teachers with accountability to ensure that funds are used effectively.
Environmental Stewardship. We advocate for stewardship for Utah’s natural resources over the long term. We promote policies that protect our air, water, and land to provide quality of life and economic benefits for the many and across generations.
Taxes and Regulations. We support a more efficient tax system that minimizes loopholes, reduces negative effects on working families, and ensures a fair contribution from all. Review regulations and policies to continually assess their value in a changing economy.
SOUND PUBLIC POLICY
Equal Opportunity. We support laws that provide protection against discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Every individual is of inherent worth, has a right to be respected, and deserves to fully participate in our shared political and economic life.
Faith. We support protection of religious belief and its role in public life, as well as the constitutional right to free exercise of religious expression for all.
Family. We support the family as the basic unit of society and uphold the sanctity of human life including opposition to abortion except in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal deformities, or serious jeopardy to the life or health of the mother.
Healthcare. We promote reforms that extend healthcare, including mental healthcare, to more people. Reforms should also seek to reduce costs, improve outcomes, and the quality of care.
Immigration. We endorse policy reforms that respect the dignity of individuals and the unity of families. We advocate for a healthy immigration system that includes fair, enforceable laws and that promote the economic benefits of immigration.
Second Amendment. We support the right of Utahns to possess firearms, while recognizing the need for safeguards to keep them out of the hands of those who would use them irresponsibly.