Weekly Newsletter - Don't Just Complain
- Chair's Note - Don't Just Complain!
- Our Candidates Congregate Wednesday
- Meet McCabe and Miller
It is American to complain about the government. We live in a country where all of us can do that freely. I have visited nations where that is not true. When I visited the Soviet Union many years ago, I was relieved as the plane flew past Soviet airspace and I no longer worried about whether I would be arrested for something I said about the government.
However, complaining doesn't really accomplish anything. I am not sure it even makes us feel better.
But there is a way to accomplish something - Get involved.
So many people have complained for so many years that they didn't have an alternative they could vote for. They didn't like the extreme partisanship of the Republicans and the Democrats. Libertarians, Greens, Constitution, etc. were not possibilities because they were even more extreme.
Now, they have an alternative. Now, they have a party to vote for.
It is time to get involved to help spread the word about the fact that people now have what they have longed for - a party they can vote for!
I have given a list of things you can do to help. But it bears repeating because it is still essential.
Talk to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and so on. Tell them about this new party and its candidates.
Our Candidates Congregate Wednesday
Come . . . and Bring Your Friends
Amy Martz, Utah House 42 (W & S Jordan areas)
Michele Weeks, Utah House 51 (Draper area)
Hillary Stirling, Utah House 57 (Pl Grv area)
Teri McCabe, Utah County Commission A
Eric Eliason, 1st Congressional District (north - east)
Tim Zeidner, 3rd Congressional District (east - central)
Steve Walston, Utah House 41 (Rvtn & Blfdl areas)
Alex Castagno, Utah Senate 9 (Sndy to Alta area)
Mark Russell, Utah House 49 (Sndy - Dmpl Dell areas)
Hal Miller, Utah House 64 (Prvo - Sprngvl areas)
Eric Chase, Utah House 61 (Prvo - Vnyrd areas)
Lee Houghton, Utah Senate 15 (Lndn - Orm - Prvo areas)
THIS WEDNESDAY. Come join us for our official, big "meet the candidates" bash for the United Utah Party. Let's give them a big boost as we head into our voting.
This event is open to both the press and the public.
We have more candidates running in Utah races than any party other than the Republicans or Democrats. This is a great opportunity for voters to learn more about them and discover a party that reflects the mainstream of Utah voters.
The event will include an opportunity for the candidates to discuss the UUP’s recently announced legislative agenda, along with other issues that are important to voters. We’ve gotten very specific in terms of establishing our priorities. When voters discover they have a real choice, they get very excited.
The UUP Legislative Agenda focuses on education, clean air, housing affordability, lower healthcare costs, term limits, campaign finance reform, open primaries, open meetings, and an a independent redistricting commission. We’re a reform-oriented party. Our candidates believe that it’s time to make government more responsive to the voters, not to party leadership.
The fact that we have so many candidates - and not just names on ballots but candidates putting in significant time and resources into reaching out to potential voters - is very heartening for a brand new party like ours. In fact, it's unprecedented. It shows how strong the demand for change from the status quo truly is.
We'll have the chance to show many in the state what high-quality individuals we attract to run under our unifying banner.
Where: Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 South, Salt Lake City
When: Wednesday, 10 October at 3:00 p.m.
Meet McCabe and Miller
What: Provost Neighborhood Meet the Candidates
Where: Treeside Charter School, 1724 S. State Street, Provo
When: Thursday, 11 October at 6:30
Come and meet candidates Teri McCabe (Utah County Commissioner) and Hal Miller (House District 64), and see them side by side with their opponents and hear what they plan to do if elected.
Well, there are only 28 days left until election day! Every day counts as we are trying to maximize our success on November 6th.
Are you able to help us? We need those who are able to:
1) Canvass - We're going door-to-door on October 13th, 20th, and 27th in various precincts in Salt Lake and Utah County, making sure as many voters get the chance to hear about our great candidates as possible.
2) Make Phone Calls - We've got a rapidly growing list of those we've contacted in various settings, and we want to help ensure they are reminded to vote.
3) Send Text Messages - It's 2018, and not everybody answers phone calls. That's okay - we want to be able to send out text messages as well, encouraging more and more people to get out and vote.
If you are willing to help us with any of these things, please let us know ASAP and we'll add you to our lists! Send a message firstname.lastname@example.org.