Newsletter - Millennial Mindset
In this edition --
- Chair's Note -- Millennial Mindset
- Statewide Term Limits Hearings Continue
- Come to County Conventions
- United Utah Tax Reform Summit
- No Taxation Without Open Primaries
- Other Upcoming Events -- Volunteers Needed
- Forward This Newsletter
Chair's Note - Millennial Mindset
But participation does not mean younger voters are happy with their choices. An NBC News poll in 2018 found that only 44 percent of millennials had a favorable view of the Democratic Party. The Republican Party fared worse - only 24 percent of millennials felt favorable towards them. These young voters are looking for an alternative: A 2017 NBC News survey found 70 percent of millennials wanted a third party.
Our task is to let millennial voters in Utah realize they do have an alternative. They don't have to choose between two extremes. They can help build a new party that will offer practical, moderate candidates who eschew the extremism politics that is poisoning our system today.
We need to let them know that the United Utah Party is the party for those who don't like political parties. For example, we are willing to take a good idea, regardless of where it comes from. We are willing to find common ground with the left and the right to reach policy decisions. We want to bring people together - not drive them apart with ideology.
We don't believe in imposing litmus tests on people to join our party. We don't require candidates or party leaders to sign pledges to support the party platform, like the Utah Republicans do. We believe people should be able to think for themselves.
Help us get that message out to millennials.
Tell a young person about the UUP. Let them know they have an alternative.
Democrat or Republican? Nope. Those are not the only options.
A new party is in town - and it is not your grandparents' political party!
- Richard Davis, Chair
Statewide Term Limits Hearings Continue
The public hearings on Unite for Term Limits have started. They continue this week.
United Utah Party is promoting this new citizen initiative for the 2020 ballot to set reasonable limits on times of continuous service of top elected officials and state legislators. The initiative has been receiving considerable attention.
Didn't make it to the first hearings? Don't worry. You can still support this initiative by coming to one of the remaining hearings.
Come and voice your support for this important act of citizen involvement. After brief explanations of the law, people will be invited to speak their mind about it. We would love to hear your voices.
Here is the remaining schedule:
Uintah Basin Region: Crossroads Senior Center, 50 E. 200 South, Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Southeast Region: Utah State University Eastern boardroom, 451 E. 400 North, Price, Utah
Thursday, 29 August 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Wasatch Front Region: Millcreek Community Library, Rooms B&C, 2266 E. Evergreen Avenue, E. Millcreek, Utah 84109
Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Bear River Region: Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan, Utah 84321
Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Come to County Conventions
Bring your energy to one of our county conventions. We need your support.
Check your calendars.
Sa, 7 Sep @ 10:30 am
|Manti City Hall Auditorium, Manti
Sa, 14 Sep @ 10:30 am
|Kaysville Library Auditorium, Kaysville
|Sa, 21 Sep @ 10:00 am
|Desert Hills High School, Saint George
|Sa, 21 Sep @ 1:00 pm
|Cedar City Library, Cedar City
|We, 25 Sep @ 7:00 pm
|Wasatch High School, Heber City
|Sa, 12 Oct @ 10:30 am
|Weber County Library, Ogden
Sa, 12 Oct @ 1:30 pm
|Whittier Center, Logan
|Th, 17 Oct @ 7:00 pm
|Provo Library, Room 201
United Utah Tax Reform Summit
It's the right time to be talking about Utah tax reform in a logical, reasoned way.
We will be holding our second annual issue summit. Last year we covered housing affordability.
We invite various experts to explain an issue, and we invite the public to listen and ask questions of them.
When: September 28, 2019 at 10:30 am -12 noon
Where: Day Riverside Branch, Salt Lake County Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, Salt Lake City
No Taxation Without Open Primaries
Key UUP reform - Taxpayer money should only pay for open primaries.
In Utah, the state pays the cost of administering primary elections. For example, to participate in a Republican primary, you have to be a registered Republican. This means that people who choose, for whatever reason, not to register as a Republican have to pay for the primary, but have no voice in who becomes the Republican nominee. This is especially problematic in a state where the Republican nominee often runs unopposed or is a shoo-in for the office because of the way districts have been drawn. If parties want closed primaries, they should pay for the election themselves.
Other Upcoming Events - Volunteers Needed
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