Dear Utah Women & Politics Members and Friends,
We wanted to give you an update and date for the next meeting.
We had two very successful fundraisers this month. Nancy Garbett hosted a lovely evening on Thursday, February 15, in her beautiful home in Park City. The group was very interested and small enough that we could have a very informative conversation about Utah Women & Politics, our PAC and politics in Utah. We raised almost $3,000 that evening.
Our younger members put together an amazing evening on Wednesday, February 21 for over 100 women under 40 at the McCune Mansion, graciously donated by Mary McCarthey. What a beautiful venue and an enthusiastic and energetic evening. We still don't have a bottom line of that fundraising event.
Remember that you can donate online and we urge you to consider a donation to our PAC if you haven't already done so. We have about another $20,000 that we need to raise in order to meet our goal of $100,000 and becoming the highest funded state PAC ever in Utah.
The Candidate Vetting Committee is well under way and has been meeting almost weekly. The Committee continues to meet with candidates who have declared in those districts where we believe we have a good chance of winning. And where strong candidates haven't emerged, the group is working to recruit good candidates for those races. We should have a pretty good idea of the candidates in each district by the candidate declaration filing deadline of March 15. We hope to have finished most of the candidate vetting and be able to present a slate of candidates for our support by our next UWP meeting on Tuesday, April 3. Hopefully we will be able to get the candidates themselves to the meeting so that you have a chance to hear why they are running and how they plan on winning.
If you have not yet signed up for a committee, please go to utahwomenandpolitics.org/committee-signup and sign up. As we're moving into the election very soon, we know there will be a lot of work to do with the PAC and with the candidates. Let us know your interests and how you'd like to work on the PAC or the campaigns.
Please HOLD THE DATE of Tuesday, April 3 for our next meeting to learn about the candidates the Vetting Committee is recommending and to vote on our support for those candidates. We will send a follow up reminder closer to the date.
Member Skills Database
We are also hoping to assemble a member database of the skills, places, talents, services, and networks that this amazing group has, so we can tap into it and help the candidates with the needs they will require to build a strong campaign and win an election. Will you please take just a minute to complete this survey and let us know your talents and skills? utahwomenandpolitics.org/member-survey (https://www.utahwomenandpolitics.org/member-survey)
We're excited by the enthusiasm and level of support we are receiving from all of you and others in the community. If any of you would like to host a small group in your home to introduce them to the PAC and our purpose - and to raise funds - let me know.
And, let me know if you have any other ideas and suggestions for Utah Women & Politics and the PAC.