Day of Action: Protecting Our Voice
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Day of Action: Protecting Our Voice

Join the Salt Lake County Democrats for a Day of Action! We will be talking to voters in West Valley City about issues they case about, particularly the issues that were on the ballot in 2018, passed, and subsequently gutted by Republican lawmakers.

Sign up here to join us, and start making a different for 2020!

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Healthcare Caucus Meeting
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Healthcare Caucus Meeting

Mark you calendars! We're hosting a meeting this month. In addition to regular business, Christine Burnham Helfrich will be speaking on Medicare - plans available and the politics to understand.

Previously a BIG PHARMA rep., Chris accepted employment as a new Patient Clinical Care Coordinator for Hematology Cancers and Benign Hematology at Huntsman’s Cancer Research Center where she became acutely aware of the deficiencies of our healthcare systems.

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Suicide Prevention & Awareness Youth Vigil
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Suicide Prevention & Awareness Youth Vigil

Co-Sponsored by the Salt Lake County Democratic Caucus for People with Disabilities and Utah Democratic Caucus for People with Disabilities.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Join YUTAC for a youth-led vigil at the State Capitol Rotunda on 9/26 at 6 PM.

Youth survivors/suicide loss survivors and advocates will share their stories. Then, we will open the the floor and invite anyone of any age to share their own story in an effort to destigmatize the topic of suicide, to raise awareness, and to support prevention in our community. In addition to our speakers, we will have banner that we encourage attendees to write down a message to/name of their lost loved ones on, or messages of hope and recovery. There is power is connection.

Given the sensitive nature of the topic, there will be advocates at this event to offer support, as well as information about local mental health resources. We will have an ADA seating section.

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End of Summer Cookout with the Salt Lake County Democrats!
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

End of Summer Cookout with the Salt Lake County Democrats!

Hello Salt Lake County Dems!

We are excited to host our second annual Salt Lake County Dems cookout! Bring your friends and family and join us at the East Pavilion at Centennial Park for an evening of hot dogs, hamburgers (vegan and gluten free options available), candidates, elected officials, friends, and fun!

This event is free, but please bring a potluck item to share if you are able (donations also welcome)!

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Votebuilder Training
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Votebuilder Training

  • Salt Lake County Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn how to use a great tool that will help you organize your neighborhood, or run for office? Join the Salt Lake County Democrats for a Votebuilder training to learn introductory skills! This training is perfect if you are a new Votebuilder user, or need a refresher on how to use the software.

PLEASE READ: You will need Votebuilder access before this training. If you do not have access, or need help accessing your accout, please email Bonnie Billings at bonnie@slcountydems.com by 12 PM the day before this training. Please bring a fully charged laptop.

RSVP HERE

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Women's Work is Never Done
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Women's Work is Never Done

  • Market Street Grill - Cottonwood (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There is a space limit and only 68 tickets total can be sold. don't miss out and get yours today.

Cost: $75 (WDC Members)
$100 (non - WDC Members)

Entrée Selections: Cedar Planked Salmon
Vegetarian Grilled Polenta
**Attendees must select an entrée option with each ticket purchase.**

Justice Christine M. Durham was appointed as a Justice of the Utah Supreme Court 1982 and became the Utah's first female Chief Justice in April 2002. She resigned as Chief Justice in March 2012. She was the Chief Justice of a state to swear into office the first female governor, when Olene Walker became Utah’s 15th governor. Her presentation will address traditional discrimination and bias against women, and the importance of passing the Equal Rights Amendment.

Buy tickets here.

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Q3 Central Committee Meeting
Sep
14
10:15 AM10:15

Q3 Central Committee Meeting

Join the Salt Lake County Democrats for our Quarter 3 Central Committee meeting. As always, the Salt Lake County Women’s Caucus will meet the hour before Central Committee.

Agenda:

Welcome

  1. Approve Q2 2019 minutes

  2. 2020 Roadmap

  3. First Vice Chair Update

  4. Second Vice Chair Update

  5. Committee Reports

    1. Finance

    2. Tech

    3. Recruitment

  6. Engagement Update

  7. Constitutional Amendments

    1. First Reading

    2. Second Reading

  8. Announcements

  9. Adjourn

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Hispanic Caucus Quarterly Meeting
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Hispanic Caucus Quarterly Meeting

  • Salt Lake County Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We hope you can join us for the quarterly meeting to vote on endorsements for municipal candidates and elect people to fill remaining vacancies in our caucus leadership. If you are interested in holding a leadership position, feel free to contact us and let us know prior to the meeting or just let us know at the meeting. We also encourage all candidates who are running in elections this fall to join us.

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Women's Democratic Club September Luncheon
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Women's Democratic Club September Luncheon

Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights for Utah

State Representative Angela Romero, John Mejía, Legal Director for ACLU of Utah, and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's VP of Public Policy Heather Stringfellow will be addressing the latest assault on women's reproductive rights in Utah and what they are doing to maintain protections. Representative Jennifer Dailey Provost will be giving her Passion Pitch on her efforts to protect abortion access for victims of rape.

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Labor Day Picnic
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Labor Day Picnic

Come join in solidarity with our unions as we celebrate Labor Day! This is a great family event with plenty of food, games, and prizes, as well as a ton of cool cars to come see. This is a great event for everyone of all ages. More details will follow.

Chair Emily Hase will perform the National Anthem at noon.

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HD 46 Meetup
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

HD 46 Meetup

Please join us for our new monthly series of House District 46 meetups! These informal meetings are an opportunity for any Democrat in Cottonwood Heights, Murray, Midvale, Holladay, Alta City or Brighton City to get together, support a local business, and talk about local politics, events and planning. Are you a precinct captain and wondering how you can engage voters in your area? Come chat with us. Are you looking for training or a way to get involved? Come chat with us. Is there something we could be doing better as a House District? Come chat with us. Everyone is welcome!

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UDP Central Committee Meeting
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

UDP Central Committee Meeting

  • Salt Lake County Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Utah Democratic Party’s Q3 2019 State Central Committee
Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. Only credentialed State Central Committee members will be allowed to vote, but all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Salt Lake County Council Chambers
2101 S State Street
N2-200 (Council Chambers in the North Building)
Salt Lake City, UT

Agenda:
1. Welcome and Call to Order
2. Secretary’s Report
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Approval of Appointed Positions
5. Bylaws Amendment Procedure
6. Anti-Harassment Policy
7. Sub-Committee Breakouts and Elections

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Municipal Day of Action
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Municipal Day of Action

In 2019 our motto is “Municipals Matter”, so we are organizing a Day of Action to mobilize Democrats to support municipal candidates in getting out the vote all across Salt Lake County before Primary Day! Volunteers can sign up by filling out this form, or by contacting a campaign directly to schedule a time to volunteer.

We will post campaign GOTV events on an ongoing basis, so check here to see all the opportunities to get involved!

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Take a Hike! (With Joel Briscoe)
Aug
10
8:00 AM08:00

Take a Hike! (With Joel Briscoe)

  • Washington Park (Parley's Canyon) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a Hike with Joel Briscoe is Representive Briscoe's annual fundraiser aimed at getting people outside into the beautiful state he works so hard to protect. Come to the hike at 8:00 at Grandeur Peak via the Church Fork Trailhead to walk and talk with Rep. Briscoe and Carl Fisher, or head straight to the reception just minutes away at Washington Park Lower Pavilion for refreshments and a light lunch.

Suggested Donation:

Supporter: $50

Young Dems: $25

https://donate.fundhero.io/joelbriscoe

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Phone Banking
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Phone Banking

The municipal primary is nearly here, and we are getting out the vote for candidates who are the sole Democrat in their primary race. Join us to call Democratic voters, and remind them to return their ballots!

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Postcards for Candidates
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Postcards for Candidates

Join the Salt Lake County Democrats and the Salt Lake County Disability Caucus at Party HQ to write postcards and make phone calls in support of Democrats running in municipal races! These are candidates who are the only Democrat in their primary race, so it’s important that we support them in these last days before Primary Election Day!

This is a great way to support candidates if knocking doors isn’t your thing!

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Garden Party
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Garden Party

On Sunday, July 28th, 2019, the Salt Lake County Democratic Party is holding our annual Garden Party!

The Garden Party is one of our most popular annual events. We eat good food, socialize with candidates, community leaders and elected officials, play lawn games, and build our commitment to our communities in Salt Lake County.

The Salt Lake County Democratic Party just elected a new board, Emily Hase (Chair), Tyrell Aagard (First Vice Chair), Wendy Garvin (Second Vice Chair), Tim Barber (Secretary), and William Shiflett (treasurer). We are excited to keep building on our momentum from 2018 and have committed to accomplishing many goals that will benefit our local communities, and Salt Lake County at large. Come celebrate the first event with our new board and meet our new committee!

See you in the garden soon!

**Disclaimer: Event is located down a gravel path with an incline and may not be suitable for wheelchairs or meet needs for those with ADA accommodations**

Buy tickets HERE.

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$20.19 in 2019: Supporting Municipal Candidates
Jul
8
5:00 PM17:00

$20.19 in 2019: Supporting Municipal Candidates

The WDC & La Vonne Maloney are sponsoring a"$20.19 for 2019" fundraiser for all our Democrats running for Municipal races here in Utah. Join us in the Garden in Draper on Monday night, July 8th from 5-8pm. We have at least 36 candidates to meet with you.

Get this on your calendar now. We have over 60 Democrats running in Salt Lake County alone, almost 90 throughout the state. This must be the largest slate of Dems in decades! They need your support, so join us here to meet these fine candidates and support them through the Primary and on to the general election. See below for the current list of candidates who will be here.

Tickets are free and we hope you will find a candidate or several candidates that you would like to donate your time and money ($20.19?) to supporting.

RSVP to lavonnemaloney2014@gmail.com or get your tickets here. Also, don't forget to also attend the SL County Dem's 7th annual Garden Party on July 28th.

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Fundraising & Financial Compliance Training
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising & Financial Compliance Training

In this training you will learn the ins and outs of fundraising for a political campaign, as well as how to keep your campaign financially compliant. Candidates, campaign staffers, and volunteers can all benefit from learning fundraising strategies and tactics, and are invited to attend this free training.

This training is free, but a (free) ticket is required. You can reserve your spot here.

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Municipal Barbecue
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Municipal Barbecue

Come join us and Municipal candidates from all over Salt Lake County for a barbecue! Here's your chance to get to know candidates running in your community. There will be free hot dogs, burgers and vegetarian burgers so come hungry.

5pm: Food starts
6pm: Hear from Candidates
Rest of the night, network, mingle and enjoy the BBQ. Food & Drinks Provided.

The event will be at Walden Park in Murray. 5425 S Murray Parkway Avenue just off of 5400 S and 1070 W.

Candidates are invited to bring their own tables and a side dish or treat. Some Caucuses will be doing endorsements.

This is a free event but we will have a donation box to help cover the cost of the event. No obligation.

Let's work together and get our candidates elected!

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Utah Democratic Party Convention
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Utah Democratic Party Convention

Please join us at the 2019 State Organizing Convention!!

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Location: Park City High School, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060
Time: Various

Caucus Meetings 9:00 A.M - 10:15 A.M.
Caucus Meetings 10:30 A.M - 11:45 A.M.
Call to Order (Convention Business) 12:00 P.M.

Convention Chair: Clare Collard
Convention Theme: Power to the People
Special Guest Speaker: Deb Haaland for Congress
Cost: ** FREE **

Find out what all the hubbub is about. All are welcome to attend; however, only State Delegates are allowed to vote on convention business and State Executive Committee Officer elections.

Please check with individual caucuses on how voting rights are granted, as each caucus may have differing rules. We have 18 State Caucuses, which are groups to organize with and around issues and identities.

State Delegates may pick up their credentials at registration beginning at 8:30 A.M. and must bring a valid form of ID. Registration Team Lead is Michael D. Struiksma and Rules Standing Committee Chair TJ Ellerbeck will take lead on credentialing / disputes.

We will be holding State Caucus Leadership Elections, attending to convention business, and holding State Executive Committee Officer Elections.

Plan on attending? Make sure to bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. Food for purchase may be available.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Volunteer Team Lead Jennifer Lee or fill out this Google form: https://forms.gle/NfG2owqurwz4dXSx7

ADA needs? Contact Jennifer Miller-Smith or Genevra H Prothero, Chair and Vice Chair of the Utah Democratic Caucus for People with Disabilities, or feel free to contact Alex Cragun, Executive Director.

Are you a candidate or do you have a relevant business or organization that is interested in tabling at our convention? Contact Alex Cragun or Daisy Thomas, UDP Chair for more information.

For transit information, please check rideuta.com or contact your local county chair to see if there are carpooling options available in your area.

For more information, please be on the lookout for updates over the next couple of weeks at utahdemocrats.org

Caucus Meetings will go as follows:

First Session - 9:00 am
Outdoor, Room 141
Progressive, Room 142
Native American, Room 143
Labor, Room 144
Seniors, Room 145
Black, Room 146
AAPI, Room 147
Healthcare, Lecture Hall
Womens, Drama Room/Black Box

Second Session - 10:30 am
Disability, Drama Room/Black Box
Environmental, Room 141
Stonewall, Room 142,
LDS, Lecture Room
Hispanic, Room 143
Education, Room 144
Rural, Room 145
Young Dems, Room 146
Veterans, Room 147

Following the announcement of results for the elected officer positions, selections of a Chair of County Chairs and Chair of Caucus Chairs will take place in rooms 142 and 141 respectively.

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Votebuilder 101 Training
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Votebuilder 101 Training

Interested in learning how to use Votebuilder to build a field strategy for your campaign or organize your neighborhood? Join the Salt Lake County Dems for a Votebuilder 101 training to learn the basics of our voter database tool.

Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops, and must be ready with their Votebuilder login for the training if they wish to work along with the trainer. Anyone may attend, however access to the program is limited to those who hold party leadership positions (precinct officers, HD officers, caucus officers) and candidates and their staffers who have purchased access through the State Party.

If you qualify and do not already have Votebuilder access, please complete this form at least 24 hours in advance of the training.

Attendance is free, but you must RSVP by reserving a ticket through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/votebuilder-101training-tickets-62957157553


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Q2 Central Committee Meeting
Jun
8
10:15 AM10:15

Q2 Central Committee Meeting

Mark it in your calendars--the Q2 Central Committee meeting of the SLCo Dems will be on June 8, 2019. The agenda will be forthcoming, but there will be a lot of business to go over and introduce your new Executive Committee!

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. for those attending the Women's Caucus meeting that will precede the Central Committee meeting. The Central Committee meeting will call to order at 10:15 a.m.

Hope to see everyone there!

Agenda: TBA

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Progressive Caucus Meeting
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Progressive Caucus Meeting

Mark your calendar, May 23rd 1st meeting to meet new EC, elect committee Chairs & more. We will meet in the County Council Chambers.

Youth Committee - A place for Young Progressives to get real experience

Ramp up the Legislative Outreach Committee. This must happen QUICKLY because the Legislature is planning on a special session to ram through a tax bill! (Please contact us if you are interested in serving on the committees).

If you are interested in being nominated for one of the Chairs, please have this filled out by May 16th: https://forms.gle/yPQ8iAA1ULgNvJ3VA We will vote for committee chairs on May 23rd.

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