Dear Utah Women & Politics Members and Friends,
This is a reminder to save the date for our next meeting on April 3rd, when we will meet to review the recommendations of the Vetting Committee for preliminary candidates that we will consider supporting. We don't anticipate that this will include all candidates that we might support, but will include a discussion of the candidates the committee has been able to review applications from and meet with thus far. We anticipate more applications will be submitted as additional viable candidates are identified.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 3rd at 6pm
Location: Evolutionary Healthcare at 461 E 200 S #100, in Salt Lake City
Once candidates are approved for support, the Candidate Support Committee will determine the level of funding support along with other support that candidates might need from the PAC.
The Program & Events Committee has also begun meeting and planning for upcoming events. This committee will help arrange for candidates to attend our meetings so that we can meet them in person, hear about their platforms and plans, and ask questions. In addition, the Program & Events Committee will help organize a series of small fundraising receptions in Salt Lake City and Park City to introduce new people to UWP-PAC and to help raise the final $20,000 to get us to our $100,000 goal. Any member who might be interested in hosting a party or assisting us in this endeavor, we could use your support along with your network of friends to invite.
If you are interested in volunteering to be on one of these committees or others, please go to the Committee Volunteer Form on our website and register. We'd love to have you.
We also want to know more about your skills, talents, etc. 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? Member Survey
We had a wonderful evening at the McCune Mansion to introduce women under 40 to UWP-PAC. We had a crowd of over 100 attend. We certainly raised awareness for our group and our goals, and are hoping additional donations come in from women who attended this event. If you know women who attended, please encourage them to make a donation to UWP - PAC.
While the UWP-PAC only supports candidates for the Utah State Legislature at this time, one of our members (Bev Cooper) is actively involved in the Rosie Rivera for County Sheriff campaign and wanted you all to know about it. Rosie is the first woman sheriff Chief in Utah and the first Hispanic Womena sheriff in the nation. Click to read more about Bev's request for support on the UWP-PAC website blog.
Things are happening. We're excited and optimistic as we hope you are. We are eager to share our findings with the entire membership and hope you will all plan on attending our April 3rd meeting.