Democracy Day on The Hill

Utah Legislature Watch secured a citizen to take photos and report on yesterday’s Democracy Day events.  Those things will be posted this week.  In the meantime, these pieces are posted about the event in local media:

Democracy Day Educates Utahns on Legislative Process

Utah Legislature: Democracy Day draws activists to Capitol

Democracy Day brought together a coalition of legislators and advocacy groups, including the AARP and the Utah Community Action Partnership, to educate citizens on ways to get involved and have an impact at the Legislature.

The event, which challenged participants to “speak out, speak up, take action,” provided Addison and others a chance to meet their representatives.

Beyond inspiration, [Nancy]Amidei[teacher at the University of Washington] and others offered practical tips for lobbying in the halls of the Capitol, including wearing a colorful name tag and writing notes.

The event was useful for legislators as well, said Sen. Ben McAdams, D-Salt Lake City.

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