How to be heard by your legislators; ‘Citizen Lobby Training’ by ACLU, advocacy groups

Utah Capitol Building | Background photo by andrewasmith Flickr

ST. GEORGE – The ACLU of Utah invites all interested individuals to a collaborative training and presentation in preparation for the 2014 state Legislative session.

Included in the presentation will be updates about potential upcoming legislation related to civil liberties, government transparency, the criminal justice system, public education, equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and more.

Presenters will also share tips on how to contact elected officials and how citizens can ensure that their voices are heard throughout the legislative session.

  • What: Legislative updates and citizen lobby training
  • When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Who: ACLU of Utah, Alliance for a Better Utah, League of Women Voters of Utah, and Equality Utah
  • Where: Grace Episcopal Church – 1072 E. 900 S. in Saint George

The ACLU of Utah held its first citizen lobby training in January 2013 with more than 40 citizens packed into the community room at Grace Episcopal Church. Guests urged the organization to return for a sequel.

Several other citizen advocacy groups from the Wasatch Front with join the ACLU for Monday’s presentation, including the Alliance for a Better Utah, the League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and Equality Utah.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Anna Brower, [email protected] or telephone 801-521-9862 ext 100.

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Utah Capitol Building | Background photo by andrewasmith Flickr
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  • True Patriot November 10, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Wasn’t this organization originally named the American Communist Lawyers Union?

    • mark boggs November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      There is something terribly ironic about a guy with the handle “True Patriot” who thinks the idea of defending civil liberties is somehow communistic.

    • Steve November 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Haha lol!

  • Dorothy Engelman November 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

    No. Attend & learn.

    • True Patriot November 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      ..well, they are..

  • CC November 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I will be there!

  • Lee November 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    When I tell these people that killing babies is wrong – They say ‘Separation of Church and State’. When they have meetings on how to lobby for everything I believe is wrong – They use a ‘church’ to spread their ‘gospel’ and seem to have no problem with it.

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