Our County Convention is this weekend, (Saturday, April 19th), and this year we have more opportunities for you to become involved in our Democratic community. Several issues caucuses have formed (or are forming), and will meet at our convention, and you are invited to join them. Here are some of the caucuses that will be meeting at the convention at 10:00 a.m.:
Join the LDS Dems and meet other Mormons who know that Democratic values are LDS values. This caucus has the potential to become the largest Democratic issues group in the county, and a positive force in our community, and as it grows, so does our party.
The Environmental Caucus is just organizing, but it’s hitting the ground running. The Environmental Caucus was formed in response to the unhealthy air quality in our county and state, and to promote better stewardship of our natural resources. The Environmental Caucus welcomes Utah Senator Gene Davis will be addressing caucus attendees at the convention.
We all know the facts: Utah spends the least on education per student, and our classrooms are the most over-crowded. Our dedicated teachers and administrators are doing amazingly well with the very little they have to work with, but Utah still comes in at or near the bottom of many education related lists. And if political conservatives have their way, things could get worse for educators, and especially for students, in our county. We mustn’t let Ogden’s disastrous policies be replicated in our county.
Our Young Democrats have been very busy organizing in our county over the last several months, and will be electing executive board members at this weekend’s convention. Eighteen to 36 year old citizens are potentially the largest voting block in our county, and since this age group tends to lean Democratic our young voters could change the outcome of every race in our county. Join the Young Dems to help make that happen.
Our county is home to some of Utah’s most amazing women, and they make up 49.7% of our county’s population, yet women are severely under-represented in our local and state government. And Republican Party policies are often hostile to the interests of half our population. Something must change and our Women’s Caucus are organizing to make that change happen.
Utah’s governor, attorney general, and many legislators are actively hostile toward LGBT citizens in our state. Even as public opinion supports equality for all citizens our state government continues to support policies, statutes and laws that single out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Utahns for discrimination. Stonewall Democrats are organizing to help bring equality to our county and state.
Workers built our country. Everything that our country is came from the hard work of our people, often while working long hours in unsafe working conditions and for meagre wages. But as obvious as that fact may be, corporate profits and CEO benefits are often treated as more important than the workers who create them. Unions are responsible for, among other things, a 40-hour workweek, child labor laws, and safe working conditions, but labor unions and the right to organize are constantly under attack, and it’s the workers, the real job creators, who suffer. Support workers, join our Labor Caucus.
Issues Caucuses will meet at 10:00 a.m. The convention will call to order at 11:30 a.m. You’ll have time to attend a caucus meeting, and then check-in for the convention after the caucus meets.