Today, HJR 14 will be heard on the House floor and needs a two-thirds majority to pass. This Bill goes against our constitutional rights by making it more difficult to pass citizen-led ballot initiatives. HJR 14 does this by changing the vote percentage needed to pass certain statewide initiatives from a simple majority to a supermajority of 60%.
Here is what you can do to help: Call or Email your Representative
Contact your Representative now about voting 'No' on HJR 214. To find who your representative is, visit https://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp. Simply call and leave them a message explaining your objection to this Bill, or email them with your reasonings.
If you are having trouble writing an email, here is a template drafted for you. Simply copy it and replace the text in brackets to customize it for yourself.
Hello [Representative Name],
HJR 214 is being heard today, January 31, on the House floor. I, as your constituent, would like to express my disapproval and urge you to vote ‘No’ on this bill.
HJR 14 goes against our constitutional right to reform our government. It would make it more difficult to pass citizen-led ballot initiatives by changing the vote percentage needed to pass certain statewide initiatives from a simple majority to a supermajority of 60%. This Bill is a classic example of the government trying to stop our voices from being heard. Again, I urge you to vote ‘No’ on HJR 214.
Thank you for your support and engagement!
We sincerely appreciate your efforts in protecting the rights and voices of Utahns.
Please donate to the Salt Lake County Democratic Party so we can continue to protect the constitutional rights of Utahns. The ballot initiative is a democratic process, and everyone across the political spectrum benefits from it. HJR 14 would make passing initiatives even more difficult than it already is!