Represent Me Utah! is a nonpartisan advocacy group working to increase citizen involvement in local, state and federal government.
We are actively defending democracy in Utah by aggressively promoting transparent and open state government, more ethical government, greater voter participation, and fair and more balanced voter participation. Our nonpartisan citizens’ voice will constantly demand our government be fair and allow citizen participation.
Represent Me Utah! seeks issues directly relating to the defense of democracy in the state of Utah. We will always strive to take a nonpartisan stand, focusing on democracy and ethical issues rather than political party platforms. We will select issues worthy of opposition or support, then do our best to hold our lawmakers accountable and keep the public informed through organizing, media, etc. We will carefully select issues that affect democracy in Utah positively or negatively, and will consider influencing any action that does not meet the intent of the U.S. Constitution and the will of the American people, Utah citizens in particular.
Democracy has been stifled in Utah. Our state banned the teaching of democracy as a United States form of government in Utah's public classrooms, stating that we are a constitutional republic and not a democracy. Leaders in control of our state government say they will make decisions for us because once they're in office they have final say in spite of the public's majority opinions. Our political leaders should be representative of the population's desires but they are not. They have diluted unwanted votes through redistricting and through closed Republican caucuses. Several Utah legislators have been purchased by big money; ALEC, and through campaign donations. This is not democracy.
From left to right: Jenny, Quang, Sue, Sarge, Kim, Miranda and Kelli