Newsletter - Dog Whistles or Unity
In this edition
- Chair's Note -- Dog Whistles or Unity
- Come Party on Saturday with the Party
- United Utah Condemns Trump's Terrible Tweets
- Closing in on County Conventions
- Young Uniters Luau
- Did You Know?
- Forward This Newsletter
Chair's Note - Dog Whistles or Unity
Does it seem like the partisan rancor is getting worse? It's not just the President of the United States telling some Democratic members of Congress to go back to the countries they came from when three of the four were born in the U.S. and the other one has been a citizen for nearly 20 years. That is disgusting enough. But it's actually more than that.
It is a CNN political analyst and a Trump administration official getting into a shouting match at a presidential press conference.
It is an administration official failing to comply with a subpoena by a House committee.
It is a Democratic congresswoman boasting that "we're going to go in and impeach that mother****"
It's yet another government shutdown coming soon if the House Democrats and Senate Republicans cannot agree on raising the debt ceiling to allow the government to borrow more money to pay its bills. (That's another issue!)
It is time to call out both sides for their extremist political rhetoric, as well as their unwillingness to cooperate to finish the people's business. However, as the national leader, President Trump carries the responsibility of bringing Americans together. Instead, he gives dog whistles to his supporters, particularly when he wants to divert attention from other issues. It is no coincidence that just after he backed down on the census question on citizenship, he attacked the four Democratic congresswomen to change the subject and prove his bona fides with his base. His main concern is a segment of Americans who agree with him, not all Americans who he is sworn to serve.
We live in challenging times. That's why the United Utah Party has been formed. We actually have the ability to bring people together. In fact, we already have done so. Our ranks include both former Democrats and former Republicans. They also include many people who have never affiliated with a political party before because they had never before found one like ours - one that was not heading off to the ideological poles, one that emphasized practicality over ideology.
Join us to build the party and expand awareness so Utahns realize they don't need to choose between the lesser of two evils anymore. They have a better choice.
Come Party on Saturday with the Party!
Food: hot dogs, chips, soda
Treats: cotton candy, ice cream bars, otter pops,
Special Guests: SLC Mayoral Candidates: David Ibarra & Luz Escamilla
Fun: Nerf Target Practice, Corn Hole, Water Fight, Playground, Volleyball, and more
Family Dinner - $20.00 ($25.00 at the door)
Individual Dinner - $5.00 ($6.00 at the door)
Tickets for Activities - $10 for 10 tickets
To purchase tickets visit www.unitedutah.org/summer_social_2019
United Utah Condemns Trump's Terrible Tweets
The United Utah Party condemned President Trump’s tweets that said four members of Congress should ""go back [to the] crime infested places from which they came.”
President Trump's tweets were beneath the dignity of his office. His words were no different from someone who yells out a car window to an Hispanic person to go back to Mexico or to an African-American to return to Africa. He exhibited the same disgusting attitude that anyone who is a different color than him or disagrees with him is not an American and does not belong in the United States.
The tweets have received bipartisan condemnation from elected officials across the country, including from Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Ben McAdams in Utah. But the remaining members of Utah’s congressional delegation have been silent.
We applaud Representative McAdams for being the first member of the Utahdelegation to speak out against these reprehensible statements, and we are grateful that he was later joined by Senator Romney in condemning such offensive language.
However, the silence of the rest of the congressional delegation is deafening. What are they saying to the rest of America about how Utahns feels about such language when they do not repudiate it?
The other representatives are usually quick to comment on any number of things. They should explain why they have said nothing about these tweets.
Utahns need to know whether their elected federal representatives agree with President Trump that U.S. citizens who are not white or do not agree with him do not belong in the United States. Senator Lee, along with Representatives Bishop, Curtis, and Stewart, have a duty to their constituents to let them know where they stand. It is disgraceful to remain silent in the face of such blatantly racist and offensive rhetoric from the President of the United States.
Closing in on County Conventions
The most meaningful interactions of our party take place at the county level. It's where the rubber meets the road. At our county conventions, we meet local folks who feel the same way as we do about our dysfunctional government and want to make a change. We organize with them to get out in the community, to find and elect candidates, and to make our case to the community.
Our county conventions will be starting in September.
Most details are now complete. So mark your calendars.
Sa, 7 Sep @ 10:30
|Manti City Hall Auditorium, Manti|
Sa, 14 Sep @ 10:30
|Kaysville Library Auditorium, Kaysville|
|Washington||Sa, 21 Sep @ 10:00||Desert Hills High School, Saint George|
|Iron||Sa, 21 Sep @ 1:00||Cedar City Library, Cedar City|
|Wasatch||We, 25 Sep @ 7:00 p.m.||Wasatch High School, Heber City|
|Weber||Sa, 12 Oct @ 11:00||Weber County Library, Ogden|
|Cache||Sa, 12 Oct|
|Utah||Sa, 26 Oct @ 10:30||American Fork Library (Gardner Community Room)|
Young Uniters Luau
Calling all Uniters aged 35 and under!
Save the date for our Young Uniters Luau on August 24th at 5:00.
Place: Lone Peak Park (north pavilion), 10140 S. 700 East Sandy.
Come meet some new friends, enjoy great food, and learn how you can make a difference in Utah.
More details to follow.
Did You Know?
"In 1994, when a citizen's initiative was placed on the ballot with eight-year term limits, then House speaker, now Congressman Rob Bishop, made a covenant with the people of Utah. 'If you turn down this Draconian citizen initiative, the Legislature will pass a reasonable 12-year limit.'"
Fast forward nine years.
"That promise was broken with two hours remaining on the last day of the 2003 session. With little dissenting debate, the Legislature bowed their heads, pushed the green buttons and did a cut-and-run out of town. Seventy-six percent of the citizens of Utah did not want this to happen, according to a Deseret News and KSL-TV poll conducted by Dan Jones in January 2003, just months before the vote." (Mark Towner, Deseret Morning News, 17 December 2003.
It's 16 years later. Is it time to throw the gauntlet down again?
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