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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Environmental Caucus Social
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Environmental Caucus Social

The discussion will be around the environmental impact of the proposed Inland Port, and it will be led by Deeda Seed, Senior Utah Field Campaigner for Center for Biological Diversity.

Meeting will be held on the 2nd Conference Room, on the 2nd floor of the library.

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Become and Equality Advocate (Hosted by HRC Utah)
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Become and Equality Advocate (Hosted by HRC Utah)

Anyone can advocate for a cause they believe in! Join volunteers and friends as we make true equality a reality for ALL Americans with the Equality Act.The Equality Act is a historic bill that would prohibit discrimination of LGBTQ+ people all across the country, and change the lives of millions. Let's make LGBTQ equality a reality together! Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: Salt Lake County Democratic Party Headquarters
825 N 300 W, Suite C400
Salt Lake City, 84103

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Women's Democratic Club Luncheon: Climate Change
May
4
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Democratic Club Luncheon: Climate Change

Our May member meeting luncheon will be about how climate change is impacting our community and what we can do about it! Dr. Gillies, of USU, will speak about his groundbreaking research on tracking climate in the Utah. Zach Frankel, of Utah Rivers Council, will speak about the impact of climate change on Utah’s water resources, and a representative from the Sierra Club will speak about the economic impact of climate change in the state and the promise of renewable energy. Valuable and timely information. Don't miss this on

Purchase tickets here: https://squ.re/2ILWt78

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Executive Committee Candidate Forum
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Executive Committee Candidate Forum

On Thursday, April 11, 2019 we will be hosting a candidate forum so our delegates and SLCo Democrats can meet the candidates who will be running for SLCo Executive Committee and ask them about their plans for the upcoming 2019-2021 terms. To see the candidates, click here: https://www.slcountydems.com/slco-dems-executive-committee-candidates

The Meet & Greet portion will run from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The program will start at 7:00 p.m.

Each candidate will have time to address the audience and then they will answer randomly chosen questions created by you! To submit a question for one, or all candidates, please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/KyjvqUbg48qdEnLn1

If there is time at the end of the forum, we are welcoming Utah Democratic Party candidates and SLCity mayor candidates to address the audience.

See you on April 11!

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Politisauce
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Politisauce

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Salt Lake County Democratic Party is holding our annual fundraiser: Politisauce! We will be holding this event at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (3007 S. 1355 W., West Valley City) at 6:30 p.m.

It is an event that many Salt Lake County Democrats look forward to each year. We eat spaghetti, meet candidates, connect with friends, and recognize some of our most dedicated volunteers with a “Dems Believe” award.

In 2018, the Salt Lake County Democratic Party made its mark on the mid-term elections! We had our best election night in 15 years! Members of the Salt Lake County community are engaged and motivated and are working to push forward positive change in our communities as we head into 2020. Come celebrate with the SLCo Dems!

This event sold out last year, so be sure to get your tickets fast!

**Please note: These are individual tickets. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or buying a table, please contact Bonnie Billings at bonnie@slcountydems.com**

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Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

Forum 500 Luncheon

For members of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party’s Forum 500 Donor Club, we will be meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019. We will be joined by Rep. Andrew Stoddard. He will give us details about how his campaign flipped House District 44 from red to BLUE and his experience as a freshman representative during the 2019 Legislative Session.

If you’d like to join us for this luncheon (and many other perks), please join the SLCo Democratic Party’s Forum 500 Donor Club!

For more information, please email Bonnie Billings, bonnie@slcountydems.com

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County Council At-Large Special Election
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

County Council At-Large Special Election

With Jenny Wilson winning the special election for Salt Lake County Mayor in January, her County Council is now vacant. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with state law and our constitution though a Central Committee special election.

Registration Opens at 9:00 AM

Call to Order at 10:00 AM

Agenda:

1. Welcome
2. Pass rules
3. Candidate speeches
4. Break for voting (stick around in case you are needed for a second ballot)
5. Second round of balloting (if applicable)
6. Adjourn

Transit Availability:

Eisenhower Jr. High is located on Redwood road, and has a bus stop located directly west of the school campus. Bus routes serving these stops are numbers 39 and 217.

Route 39 is an east/west route that runs primarily along 3900 South, but makes a jog south along Redwood Road to pass by Eisenhower Jr. High. It connects with the Trax line at the Meadowbrook Station, and offers service every 30 minutes on Saturday mornings and afternoons.


Route 217 is a north/south route that runs primarily along Redwood Road. It connects with the Green Trax line at the Power station and Redwood Junction station. It offers 30 minute service on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

Please visit http://www.rideuta.com/ to plan your trip!

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Q1 Central Committee Meeting
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Q1 Central Committee Meeting

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

It's already that time again! Please join us for our Q1 Central Committee Meeting.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
SLCo Council Chambers (2001 S. State St. (north building), SLC)
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Call to Order: 10:00 a.m.

See the preliminary agenda below:

1. Welcome
2. Approve Q4 (2018) minutes
3. Volunteer of the quarter
4. Committee reports
a. Finance
b. Grassroots
c. Outreach
5. Constitution adoption
6. Constitutional amendments (first reading)
7. Harassment policy and procedure amendments
8. Announcements
9. Adjourn

See you soon!

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SLCo Women's Caucus Quarterly Meeting
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

SLCo Women's Caucus Quarterly Meeting

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

Join the Salt Lake County Women's Caucus for our first quarterly meeting of the year! *This will be the last meeting before Convention 2019 so if you have not attended a caucus event/meeting in the last year, make sure to come to this meeting to maintain your status as a voting member!*

At this meeting Caucus leadership will provide an in-depth look at some of the bills we are tracking this legislative session. These are bills that affect women and families in Utah, so come find out what's going on up on the hill!

Candidates for Salt Lake County Council are invited to speak, and we will close the meeting with brief remarks from each of them.

Hope to see you there!

Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

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Mayor Special Election Debate
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Mayor Special Election Debate

Please join us for an exciting debate between the candidates for the Special Election for the Salt Lake County Mayor.

This event is hosted by the Interest and Identity caucuses of the Democratic Party, and each of them have submitted questions for the candidates ahead of time. The event will be hosted in the auditorium at Jordan High in Sandy.

This event will be updated with accessibility options as the site is toured and sign language interpreters are booked, etc.

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YDU: Salt Lake County Mayor Special Election Forum
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

YDU: Salt Lake County Mayor Special Election Forum

Join the Young Democrats of Utah for an afternoon with our mayoral candidates. We'll be asking them about their vision for Salt Lake County, and how their policies will matter to young people. This event is free and open to the public. YDU hopes you'll be there!

If you have questions for the candidates, message our page and we will try to ask them during our discussion.

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Q4 Central Committee Meeting
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Q4 Central Committee Meeting

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

It's that time again! Join us for our Q4 Central Committee Meeting. They're always a blast.

Registration and social will begin at 5:30 p.m. (for those attending the Women's Caucus at 6:00 p.m.). Otherwise, 6:30 is a great time to show up and register!

Preliminary Agenda:

1. Welcome
2. Approve Q2 Minutes
3. Election Report
4. Elect 2 Members to Judicial Com.
5. Volunteer of the Quarter
6. Committee Reports
....a. Finance
....b. Grassroots
....c. Outreach
....d. Functions
7. Consideration of Constitutional Changes
8. Announcements
9. Adjourn

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