Weekly Newsletter - Political Passion
- Chair's Note
- My Crazy Career in Canvassing
- Family Social
- It's Time to Share on Facebook
- Other Events . . . Coming Soon
My Crazy Career in Canvassing
- Dave Westerby
The year was 2014. The political problem-solvers group No Labels wanted to support candidates who were committed to working across party lines to actually get things done in Congress.
As Richard Davis has just done (above), No Labels put out a call for supporters -- this time to come to Aurora, Colorado, to canvas for a Colorado congressman and a Colorado senator who needed some help.
I had never done anything that would put me on the front lines of political action anywhere, let alone in Colorado neighborhoods, where I had never spent any time. I wasn't inclined to do it, but then I asked myself, "If not now . . . when? If not me . . . who?" We needed to keep our problem solvers in Congress. So I took the plunge and flew to Denver.
Once on the ground, I worked for two days with other volunteers and some staffers, knocking on doors, extolling the virtues of problem solving across party lines, and asking voters in suburban neighborhoods to vote for the favored candidates.
Sure. There were some moments of excitement. Some emotions were expressed. But as I flew home, I felt exhilarated. I had conquered my fear of the unknown. I felt that I had made a difference. I would do it again.
How about you? Show your passion!
FYI. We will start this Saturday in House District 57, where we'll be helping Hillary Stirling canvass two precincts in American Fork. We'll likely be canvassing in Sandy on the 29th of September, with more dates and districts to be confirmed. Sign up now.
Come join us for our Family Fundraising Social at Lindon City Park on Saturday, September 29th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. There will be ice cream, games, and the chance to meet your candidates running for office. Mark your calendars today!
It's Time to Share on Facebook
United Utah has been busily preparing appealing ads that you can share on Facebook. Please go to our Facebook page and share any of the ads that make a statement for you. Or click on any of them below to share.
Other Events . . . Coming Soon
Come and meet our Utah County Candidates for Congress (Tim Zeidner), County Commission (Teri McCabe) and HD 57 (Hillary Stirling). Hope to see you there! 20 September at 7:00 pm
The United Utah Party is holding a Housing Affordability Summit. 29 September at 1:00 pm
Kent Norton, a former KSL personality, has agreed to serve as moderator. Panelists at the summit will include Dejan Eskic from the Kem Gardner Institute at the University of Utah, Urban Planning Professor Michael Clark from Brigham Young University, Tara Rollins of the Utah Housing Coalition, Jeff Southard of the Utah Homebuilders Association, and Zach Schofield, a research analyst with the Sutherland Institute.
"Many people think of 'housing affordability' as a problem faced by the homeless and indigent; however, it is clearly becoming a challenge for many young families and seniors on fixed incomes,” said Deon Turley, the United Utah Party Secretary who planned the event. "It will affect more and more people, if trends continue.”
"We hope to raise community awareness, and we’re confident that the discussions will point to some approaches at solving or slowing the problem,” said Richard Davis, United Utah Party Chair. “Panelists will discuss what government, at all levels, can and should do about housing, how businesses and other organizations can help, and how individuals can have an impact in their communities.”
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