WHAT CAN YOU DO?
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
In Utah, you elect one Senator and one Representative to the state legislature. As information is vital to being an effective activist, the first pieces of information you’ll need are your legislators’ names and contact information.
Learn about the legislature and state government. Click here.
Who are my legislators and how do I contact them? Click here.
2011 Legislative Calendar: Regular Session convenes January 24 and adjourns March 10.
EDUCATION & ACTIVISM
The following organizations are invaluable resources for you to learn about legislation, policy, and politics that affect you as an Texas resident. There are also opportunities for activism, to help you become an advocate for transparency. Bookmark their websites and you’ll find that you will be ready to talk to your legislators and your neighbors.
This website has been designed with parents in mind. Utah Schools at a Glance provides information on public, private and home schooling in the state. It also spotlights innovations in education. A project of the Sutherland Institute, the philosophy is simple: Parents are responsible for the education of their children and that the state role in education is primarily as a support to parents. Also, educational freedom is a necessary ingredient in providing the best education possible for each individual student.
State of Utah
136 East South Temple, Suite 1150
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Transparent.Utah.gov is a website dedicated to the transparency and accountability of government finances. The website is administered by the Utah Division of Finance under the direction of the Utah Transparency Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of ten members knowledgeable about public finance or providing public access to public financial information. Be sure to check out all of the information, raw data, and resources available for you to become a better informed and more engaged citizen.
Contact: Joshua Meyer
State sunshine laws are the laws in each state that govern public access to governmental records. These laws are sometimes known as open records laws or public records laws, and are also collectively referred to as FOIA laws, after the federal Freedom of Information Act. The more familiar you are with Utah’s sunshine laws, the more power you will possess to hold elected officials accountable.
Contact: Kristin McMurray
Sunshine Review has analyzed the transparency of more than 5,000 state and local government websites throughout the United States including those in Utah.
c/o The Lucy Burns Institute
301 S. Bedford St., Suite 6
Madison, WI 53703
Ballotpedia is an online almanac of state and local politics that can help you track ballot initiatives in your state and throughout the country.