Stand Up Ladies

Stand Up Ladies

A couple of weeks ago our Chair, Richard Davis, wrote about our need for good people to run for office with the United Utah Party. Since then, several men have stepped forward to throw their hats in the ring, and we are so grateful for their courage and desire to serve! Unfortunately, though, the women of the United Utah Party are still underrepresented in our 2020 cohort of candidates.

So today, my plea is for my fellow Uniters, including the good men of our party, to look for a female Uniter who would represent us well and ask her to run.

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Historically, Utah was on the leading edge for women's suffrage and female political involvement. In fact, the very first female state senator in the United States was Martha Hughes Cannon, who beat four other candidates (including her husband) to earn her place in the Utah Legislature. Even in my little hometown of Pleasant Grove, we had Amy Brown Lyman as our state representative all the way back in the 1920's.

In more recent times, though, the dominant party in our state has not upheld this authentically-Utah value of female political involvement, and as of last year, less than a quarter of our state legislators were female. But here in the United Utah Party, both men and women who are politically moderate have a home.

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It's time to get back to our Utah roots and reclaim our heritage. We need moderate female candidates to stand up and step forward once again.

I know the unique challenges female candidates face because I ran for office with the UUP in 2018. It wasn't easy, but it was also one of the best things I've ever donefor myself, for my family, and for my community. And because I ran, people in my district had a choice on Election Night, something that would not have happened otherwise.

There are hundreds of women reading this newsletter who are “radical moderates” like me. Please, step up and toss your hat in the ring too!

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In addition to state legislature, there are higher offices where women have not been represented often. Is our next Congresswoman reading this? Our next governor? I hope so, because I would dearly love for her to be a fellow Uniter. Wouldn't you?

I know some female Uniters reading this are already running; thank you for your service and your example. You light the way! We need so many more like you. So please help us outstand with Martha and Amy and encourage a female Uniter to run for office. And if you personally feel the call, step forward and run! Reach out to us at assistant@unitedutah.org to learn more.

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Hillary Stirling, Vice-Chair


Coming Events at a Glance

We've got some important events coming up in the next few months, so make sure to mark these dates on your calendars.

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Date Event
March 24, 2020 State-wide Party Caucuses 
March 28—April 18, 2020 UUP County Conventions
April 18, 2020 UUP State Convention
May 20, 2020 Golden Spike Lunch

See other articles below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!


Prepare for Caucus Night!

Caucus Locations
All caucuses will be held at March 24th, 2020, at 7 pm. Be aware that this is a partial list. Other locations will be forthcoming.

Cache County:

  • Cache Co. School District Legacy Campus (2063 North 1200 East, North Logan)

Davis County:

  • Bountiful Library (725 S Main St, Bountiful) 
  • Syracuse Library (1875 S 2000 W, Syracuse)
Iron County:
  • Iron County School District Building Board Room (2077 W Royal Hunte Dr, Cedar City)
Salt Lake County:
  • Day-Riverside Salt Lake City Library (1575 W 1000 N, SLC)
  • Herriman Salt Lake County Library (5380 W, Main St, Herriman)
  • Hunter Salt Lake County Library (4740 W 4100 S, West Valley City)
  • Magna Salt Lake County Library (2675 S 8950 W, Magna)
  • Butler Elementary School (7000 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights)
  • Mountain Shadows Elementary School (5255 W 7000 S, West Jordan)
  • Westvale Elementary School (2300 Gardner Ln, West Jordan)
  • Union Middle School (615 E 8000 S, Sandy, UT 84070)
Sanpete County:
  • Snow College—Noyes Building (150 College Ave, Ephraim)
Tooele County:
  • Stansbury High School (5300 Aberdeen Ln, Stansbury) 
Utah County:
  • Canyon Crest Elementary School (4664 N Canyon Rd, Provo)
  • Frontier Middle School (1427 Mid Valley Road, Eagle Mountain)
  • Lakeview Elementary School (2899 W 1390 N, Provo)
  • Lehi Junior High School (700 Cedar Hollow Rd, Lehi)
  • Lone Peak High School (10189 N 4800 W, Highland)
  • Mapleton Junior High School (362 E 1200 N, Mapleton)
  • Orem Junior High School (765 N 600 W, Orem)
  • Orem High School (175 S 400 E, Orem)
  • Payson High School (1050 S Main St, Payson)
  • Pleasant Grove Junior High (810 N 100 E, Pleasant Grove)
  • Spanish Fork High School (99 N 300 W, Spanish Fork)
  • Springville High School (1205 E 900 S, Springville)
  • Wasatch Elementary School (1080 N 900 E, Provo)
  • Willowcreek Middle School (2275 W 300 N, Lehi)
 Wasatch County:
  • Wasatch High School Lecture Hall (930 500 E, Heber City)
 Weber County:
  • Weber County Library—Main Branch (2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden)
  • Weber County Library—Southwest Branch (2039 W 4000 S, Roy)

United Utah Conventions

County Nominating Conventions

Salt Lake County Convention  
Tuesday, March 31st, at 7 p.m. 

  • Magna Salt Lake County Library (2675 S 8950 W, Magna)
Wasatch County Convention
Tuesday, April 16th, at 7 p.m.
  • Wasatch High School Lecture Hall (930 500 E, Heber City)

Weber County Convention
Saturday, April 11th, at 1 p.m.

  • Weber County Library—Main Branch (2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden)

Utah County Convention
Thursday, April 16th, at 7 p.m.

  • Orem Jr High (765 N 600 W, Orem)

The times and/or locations for the following counties' conventions will be announced at a later date, but please note the dates for your calendars.

Washington County Convention
Saturday, March 28th

Iron County Convention
Saturday, March 28th

Sanpete County Convention
Wednesday, April 8th

Cache County Convention
Saturday, April 11th

Davis County Convention
Saturday, April 11th

State-wide Conventions
State Nominating Convention
Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • West High School (241 N 300 W, Salt Lake City) 

Golden Spike Lunch

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The UUP will award its second annual Golden Spike Award on Wednesday, May 20, at noon, in the Alta Club in Salt Lake City. More details to come soon.

Save the date!


Changes to UUP Bylaws

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On February 5th, the United Utah Party Executive Committee approved amendments to the Party Bylaws such that the general election ballot may include a presidential nominee from the United Utah Party. The amended Party Bylaws are posted on the United Utah Party Website here.

Candidates who wish to appear on the general election ballot as the United Utah presidential nominee may file with the Party secretary 30 days before the State Convention, which is scheduled this year on April 18th. Delegates at the convention will then have the opportunity to vote to approve a presidential nominee. The convention ballot will also include an option of “no presidential nominee at this time.” This will allow delegates to decide that none of the candidates appear to be reasonable nominees.

In the case that no presidential nominee is chosen at the state convention, if a new candidate files with the Party Secretary by August 1st of the presidential election year, the Executive Committee may vote to approve the candidate as the United Utah presidential nominee and submit the name to the State Elections office for inclusion on the general election ballot.

The amendment does not require the Party to field a presidential candidate for every presidential election; however, it opens the possibility.

The original Party Bylaws did not allow the Party to nominate a presidential candidate. The Executive Committee considered the possibility of amending the Bylaws and, after months of discussion, voted unanimously for the change.


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