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This page links you to the official Utah Democratic Party blog.  We also provide links to other blogs.  Though the opinions provided on other blogs may not represent the official position of the Utah Democratic Party, its candidates or officers, the market place of ideas is an important value to Democrats.

 

  • State Chairs Message January 26, 2009 Featured Article State Chairs Message January 26, 2009 State Chairs Message January 26, 2009

      Chair’s Message   (This message was delivered by Chairman Holland at the annual Legislative Gala on January 24, 2009) I first met Barack Obama at the bottom of the... More »

  • A Choice Between Prosperity and Decline Featured Blog Post A Choice Between Prosperity and Decline A Choice Between Prosperity and Decline

    Speaking at a wind tower production facility in Iowa today, the President laid out his vision for a new clean energy economy, independence from foreign oil, keeping pollution out... More »

  • County Conventions Featured Article County Conventions County Conventions

    April 19th - Washington County - St. George Library - 5:30 PM April 27th - Tooele County - Tooele Senior Center - 7:00 PM April 29th - Emery County - Castle Dale Senior Citizens... More »

  • Utah House OKs Roadblocks for Reform Featured News Article Utah House OKs Roadblocks for Reform Utah House OKs Roadblocks for Reform

    The Utah House approved a bill Thursday that would require the Legislature and governor to sign off before state agencies follow mandates under any federally enacted health care... More »

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County Conventions Last Updated on 2011-04-04 00:00:00 April 19th - Washington County - St. George Library - 5:30 PM April 27th - Tooele County - Tooele Senior Center - 7:00 PM April 29th - Emery County - Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center - 6:00 PM April 29th - Carbon County - Carbon County Courthouse - 7:00 PM April 29th - Wasatch County - Heber Senior Center -  7:00 PM April 30th - Salt Lake County - Cottonwood High School - Caucus @ 8:00 AM Convention 9:30 AM April 30th - Sanpete County - Strate Garage (Spring City) - 6:00 PM May 7th - Utah County - Orem Junior High - 9:00 AM May 7th - Davis County - Centerville Junior High - 10:00 AM May 7th - Summit County - Legacy Lodge (Park City) - 4:00 PM May 10th - Juab County - County Building - 7:00 PM May 11th - IronCounty - Cedar Middle School - 7:00 PM May 14th - Weber County - Pleasant Valley Library (Washington Terrace) - 10:00 AM May 21st - Duchesne / Uintah - TBA -... More »
Sherrie Swensen Selected for Eleanor Roosevelt Award Last Updated on 2010-08-09 15:35:10 The Democratic Party is proud to honor the 2010 Eleanor Roosevelt Award Recipient, Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, who exemplify the high standards and shares the compassionate philosophies of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The Utah State Democratic Party’s Chair of this year’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award Luncheon, Salt Lake County Community Services Department Director Erin Litvack, is pleased to announce the 2010 Eleanor Roosevelt Award recipient will be Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen. Ms. Litvack said, “Sherrie Swensen is a modern example of the courage and values we saw from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt was a woman ahead of her time, a warm, loving, sincere, kind, wise, strong, disciplined, and very human person who used her talents and position to help bring about much needed social change for which she will never be forgotten... More »
The Governor's Mansion is Not "FOR SALE" Last Updated on 2010-05-28 00:00:00 In a report written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Realtor Scott Corroon exposed that the Utah Association of Realtors, through its political action committee, has contributed $100,000 to the re-election campaign of Republican Gary Herbert.             The donation constitutes the largest contribution to date from a single entity to Herbert’s campaign. Mayor Peter Corroon hasn’t received a single dime for his campaign from this statewide membership group. Corroon’s response to the UAR gift to Herbert is that the governor’s mansion should not be “For Sale.”             In defending the contribution, UAR president Chris Sloan only mentions that Herbert was a Realtor and has seen Utah through difficult economic times. Sloan coincidentally is also... More »
Despite Fathers' Conditions: Republican Candidates Willing To A Create New Generation of Downwinders Last Updated on 2010-05-21 00:00:00 In a report by the Salt Lake Tribune, both Republican Senate candidates say they would support a resumption of underground nuclear weapons tests, presumably in Nevada, to help modernize the nation's weapons stockpile. Mike Lee signed a "Peace Through Strength" pledge Monday, which consists of several defense policy positions, including protecting national sovereignty, not trying enemy combatants in U.S. courts, energy security and the modernization and testing of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. "We need to always have our eye on the ball for developing new weapons systems and that is going to require new testing," Lee said in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune . "I think we need always to be modernizing our equipment, including our nuclear weapons," Lee said in an interview Tuesday. "I think any time you do that, you have to weigh... More »
Utah House OKs Roadblocks for Reform Last Updated on 2010-02-11 00:00:00 The Utah House approved a bill Thursday that would require the Legislature and governor to sign off before state agencies follow mandates under any federally enacted health care reforms. HB67 sponsored by Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman) passed 53-20 on a largely party-line vote, changing what was originally a message bill into a barrier that state lawyers warn may be unconstitutional for usurping federal power and threatening the state's own separation of powers. Wimmer's measure, which now goes to the state Senate, threatens to worsen Utah's healthcare crisis, by allowing the federal government to withhold medicaid funding. Further endangering Utah families' ability to afford healthcare coverage. "Without some help from Medicaid, you could cripple families -- and that's a scary thought," said an emotional Jennifer Fillmore. Though most of her family is insured through her... More »