Ask Gov. Herbert to veto bad abortion bills!
This year, lawmakers have attempted to make a variety of changes to abortion access in Utah. Three particularly extreme bills are HB 364, SB 76, and SB 174, some of which carry excessive penalties for medical providers and women who do not comply. While these bills have gained some support from politicians who are worried about their re-election… Read more »
Ask lawmakers to stop passing abortion restrictions!
Within the past 45 years, Utah has proposed over 84 abortion restriction laws, and passed over 30 of those. Due in part to these legislative actions, there are only two remaining abortion clinics left in the state. But despite the current harsh regulations, the legislature proposes several additional abortion bills nearly every year. According to… Read more »
Tell lawmakers to support statewide rail!
Senator Anderegg’s SB 92 calls for a state-wide rail system plan from the Department of Transportation. The plan will create a model to improve current transportation and expand it with high-speed routes between southern and northern Utah. A more effective rail plan can improve Utah’s air quality, especially as Utah’s population continues to grow. Public… Read more »
End straight-ticket voting!
HB 70, sponsored by Representative Arent, would eliminate straight-ticket voting in Utah elections. This bill would remove the box on ballots that enable voters to vote entirely for either Republican or Democrat candidates. With this change, voters can still align with one party for every vote, but they cannot do so unless they mark each… Read more »
Tell lawmakers not to punish protestors!
S.B. 173 would adjust the criminal penalties for disrupting a government meeting, as a result of protests at multiple Utah Inland Port Authority Board meetings last year. Current law already prohibits disorderly conduct and disruption of official meetings, but is rarely enforced because the punishments are too harsh. The listed penalty is currently a class… Read more »