Notes from Jan 16, 2018 Meeting

The Utah Women and Politics group met on Tuesday, Jan 16th to review materials for the UWP - PAC.  


Crystal Young-Otterstrom reviewed the Criteria and Rules by which the UWP-PAC will support and endorse legislative candidates. With a few changes, the Criteria presented were approved unanimously by the members. Updated version here: www.utahwomenandpolitics.org/paccriteria

Marilyn Paine reviewed the initial vetting application that candidates will be required to complete if they wish to be considered for PAC funding support. Again, with a few changes the application was approved.  Revised application form here: www.utahwomenandpolitics.org/candidate-form

Cindy Kindred reviewed the committee structure and the roles and responsibilities for each committee.  The committee descriptions and committee sign-ups are on the website at: www.utahwomenandpolitics.org/committee-signup  PLEASE GO ON LINE AND SIGN UP FOR THE COMMITTEE YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN.  If you indicated a preference in an email, this will not be considered an assignment to a committee.  You need to go online and register to a committee for it to be official. Committee leaders will be convening committee meetings within the next month.  If you can indicate your committee choice in the next two weeks (by Feb 2nd), we will send out a schedule of when and where committee meeting will take place.

Announcements
KRCL - Cindy Kindred, Carol Osborn and Diane Stewart were interviewed Thursday, January 18 on KRCL.  The interview covered the Women’s March and what’s happened since.  Listen in here: krcl.org/blog/radioactive-january-18-2018

Town Club - Several members who went back to Washington, D. C. for the Women’s March last January will be making a presentation to the Town Club at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 24.  If you are interested in attending, please let Sally Ware (sallyware@me.com) know so that we can find a sponsor for your attendance.  Lunch is $15.00.

Fundraising Receptions
Under 40 Reception:   Wendy Evans and Crystal Young-Otterstrom are planning a fundraising event at the McCune Mansion for Wednesday, February 21.  If you know younger people who you think would like to be involved, please send their names to Wendy (wendykevans@yahoo.com) and/or Crystal (cyo@brand.pink).

Park City Reception:  Nancy Garbett is hosting a fundraising reception in her beautiful home for Park City residents to introduce them to Utah Women & Politics and raise funds for our PAC.  The Park City reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 15.

Capitol Tours
ActionUtah is hosting weekly tours of the capitol along with instructions on how the legislature works every Tuesday during the legislative session.  If you are interested in participating in one of these tours, either just show up on Tuesday at 12:30pm or visit their Facebook event page for more information www.facebook.com/events/1398801056913632/

San Juan County Commission Race
Heidi Redd is working with the Navajo tribe to get a Navajo elected to fill out the seat of a re-districted county commission seat.  If anyone is interested in helping with voter registrations sometime this Spring, contact Carol Osborn (cosborn@evolutionaryhealthcare.com) and/or Heidi Redd.  Good “boots on the ground” training.

Look for committee meeting dates and locations in a few weeks. Announcements will be mailed to everyone who signs on to work on a committee.  Get involved.  This is your time