Legislative advocacy is a cornerstone of the League of Women Voters. League advocacy is based on member study and agreement on selected issues and involves concerted efforts to achieve public policies consistent with League positions. League advocacy promotes or opposes specific pieces of legislation. Read our 2018 LWV Utah Legislative Priorities for more information. We then use them to prioritize and track specific bills during the regular and interim sessions.
Utah Legislative Session:
Utah State has a comprehensive website that can be used to find your legislators, follow committees, track bills, watch and/or listen to sessions, le.utah.gov
The Ten Minute Activist is a quick guide to the best way to provide your option. The League provides on-site training to interested community groups using the Ten Minute Activist presentation.
Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m., KRCL FM90.9. League provides an update on the 2017 legislative session. Listen in and join the conversation.
2018 Legislative Session
It was the usual roller coaster ride at the 2018 Utah Legislature. At the end of 45 days and 821 numbered bills and resolutions, a $17 billion budget was passed. Our LWV Legislative Action Committee provided hundreds of hours of observation and reporting on committee meetings and sessions. Here is a narrowed list of bills and resolutions the League followed this session and what happened.
Also, check out all of these bills, which our Legislative Action Corps monitored and impacted.
The Legislative Co-Directors propose the legislative priorities for the LWVUT and educate the Board, the membership and general public on legislative actions in which the League has an interest. They encourage participation in and monitor legislative interim committees.
The Legislative Co-Directors develop, train and manage the Legislative Action Corp prior to and during the general session of the Utah State Legislature. They recommend formal statements based on LWVUT and LWVUS positions to be used in lobbying efforts with the State Legislature and/or the Governor.