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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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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Garden Party
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Garden Party

On Sunday, June 9, 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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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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Constitutional Revision Preview Meeting
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Constitutional Revision Preview Meeting

At the Q3 Central Committee Meeting, the Central Committee established for the creation of a sub-committee to revise the Party Constitution. That committee has been working hard on revising and updating the Constitution, and is wrapping up their work. They will be holding a meeting on December 8th to preview the working document and answer questions before it's formally introduced for discussion and amendment at our regularly scheduled Central Committee meeting on Dec. 13.

Join us! The committee would like to go through as many questions as possible so they can be sure to get through all of the other business at the regular meeting. Please see details below:

Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

Taylorsville Library: 4870 South 2700 West, Taylorsville

A copy of the document will be sent to all on the Central Committee early the week of December 5th along with an opportunity to submit amendments and questions in writing in advance of this preview and the Central Committee meeting on December 13th.

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Day of Action
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Day of Action

The final weekend before Election Day is here! Join us for a get out the vote phone bank in support of candidates across the County. Sign up for a shift from 10 am - 12 pm or 12 pm - 2 pm (or just drop in any time during these hours). Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

Sign up for a shift here.

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Democratic Women's Phone Bank
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Democratic Women's Phone Bank

Ballots are out, and it’s time to Get Out The Vote! Join three Democratic Women’s organizations for a phone bank to remind voters to vote for Democrats and return their ballots ASAP. The Blue Wave and Year of the Woman won’t come to Utah without hard work, and we’re ready to call hundreds of voters in one night! 

There will be games, refreshments, and training available to anyone phone banking for the first time. Bring your own cell phone, charger, and laptop if you can!

This event is kid-friendly, and a play room is available at HQ.

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Day of Action!
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Day of Action!

  • Salt Lake County (Multiple Locations) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Election Day ballots are being mailed on October 8, 2018. That's only 17 days! We need all hands on deck the Saturday before ballots are mailed to remind voters to keep and eye out and to vote for Democrats across Salt Lake County! This is one of the most important Days of Action and we need volunteers for all of our candidates, up and down the ballot!

If you haven't volunteered yet or if you're seasoned, THIS is the day to make your voice heard and get our Dems elected!

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/W54wHmAZy5EfGi0W2

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Volunteer Kick-off With Governor Martin O'Malley and Shireen Ghorbani
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Kick-off With Governor Martin O'Malley and Shireen Ghorbani

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is in town, and he's ready to support our campaign!

Join us outside the Foothill Library at 5:30 for a kickoff to evening door knocking. Remarks will be make at 5:45, and then we will hit some doors. Let's show Governor O'Malley why we love being a part of Team Shireen!

In case of rain, we will be able to move inside.

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HD 28 Pancakes & Politics
Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

HD 28 Pancakes & Politics

  • Hidden Grove Pavilion, Sugarhouse Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and elected officials and meet our 2019 Democratic Candidates. 

There will be a drawing for a collectable Hilalry Clinton Presidential playing cards.

Invited candidates include:
Jim Bradley
Sim Gill
Shireen Ghorbani
Ann Granato
Rashelle Hobbs
Garry Hrechkosy
Jani Iwamoto
Brian King
Rosie Rivera
Sherrie Swenson
Derek Kitchen
Jenny Wilson

Come join the Blue Wave!

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Day of Action!
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Day of Action!

**CALL TO ACTION**

Hello Salt Lake County Democrats! In 2018, we have incredible opportunities to flip seats from House District all the way up to U.S. Senate! All over the County, Democrats are engaged, involved, and ready to propel our County forward upon the values that Salt Lake County Democrats hold dear. 

We cannot flip these seats without your help. Please join us for a Countywide Day of Action Kick-Off! We want to see Democrats across the County out supporting all of our incredible candidates. Let's show the voters that we are here and we are ready to represent them! 

At our Day of Action in July, we had almost 40 volunteers show up for our Day of Action--let's work to beat that number this month! We want volunteers in every district!

Our candidates will need help knocking on doors and speaking to voters in their districts. 

Lace up those shoes and we'll see you on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Canvass launch details will be provided after sign up.

Those who participate in this Day of Action will be entered to win a massage gift certificate! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U9aqO9IgpuR75WJhaus4L_4lX4BcCqEp7t3a4sojeqw/edit

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YDU Summer BBQ 2018
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

YDU Summer BBQ 2018

Come to YDU's annual end of summer BBQ! We'll have candidates speak and mingle as well as free food! Donations are not required, but any amount you would like to give would be graciously appreciated. Just come on out and have a good time with all the Young Dems of Utah! We have reserved the Big Field Pavilion in Sugarhouse Park. We hope to see you there and bring along a couple of friends! Feel free to bring potluck-style food to share.

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