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Karen Shepherd Internship Program to end Last Updated on 2011-07-05 00:00:00 After 15 years offering internships to more than 185 students to work on the local, state, and federal campaigns of Utah’s Democratic candidates, the Karen Shepherd Internship Program is closing its doors. As of July 1, 2011, there will be no more internships offered. Thanks to the many candidates from all corners of the state who received Shepherd interns and mentored them as they worked on campaigns through the years; and to the universities, colleges, and high schools who supported our interns by giving them class credit. Our goal was to build expertise and leadership skills within Utah's Democratic Party and to help the best Democratic candidates win their elections. We hope we succeeded. All questions may be directed to: Utah State Democratic Party 825 N 300 W, Suite C400 Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Phone: 801-328-1212 Website: www.utdem.org Email: [email protected] More »
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 »
Draft of 2012 Utah National Delegate Selection Plan Last Updated on 2011-03-25 00:00:00 Public Comment Welcome on 2012 National Delegate Plan  Salt Lake City, UT— The Utah State Democratic Committee today released a draft of the Utah State Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention for public comment. The plan outlines the requirements for individuals wishing to run for delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held next year in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as guidelines to which the Utah State Democratic Party must adhere throughout the delegate selection process. The public comment period will be open for 30 days from March 28, 2011 to April 27, 2011. The plan will be formally adopted by the Utah State Democratic Party after the public comment period has ended.              The state of Utah will be allotted 34 delegates to the... 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 »
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 »