Tribune editorial: Vote yes on Utah Propositions 2, 3 and 4

Tribune editorial: Vote yes on Utah Propositions 2, 3 and 4
November 2, 2018

There are innumerable examples of how the Utah Legislature goes out of its way to be non-responsive to the will, wishes and needs of the people of Utah. Groups of our neighbors have become so frustrated with the unwillingness and inability of elected lawmakers to do the people’s work that they have been moved to…

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Photos: Gerry-Meander 5K races through 4 Utah House districts

Photos: Gerry-Meander 5K races through 4 Utah House districts
November 2, 2018

Participants of the Gerry-Meander 5K Fun Run and Walk start to run at Rowland Hall Middle School in Salt Lake City on Saturday. About 150 people participated in the race hosted by the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake, which raised awareness about gerrymandering: manipulation of electoral boundaries for political reasons. The 5 kilometer…

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More behind the ballot initiative designed to fix gerrymandering in Utah

More behind the ballot initiative designed to fix gerrymandering in Utah
November 2, 2018

Proposition 4 would create an independent redistricting commission that would make recommendations to the legislature and not have binding authority. Catherine Kanter with Better Boundaries, the organization behind the initiative, joined ABC4 Utah’s CW30 to talk about the role it will play. The independent redistricting commission would be made up of seven people. The chair…

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Jay Evensen: Proposition 4 isn’t perfect, but it’s worth a try

Jay Evensen: Proposition 4 isn’t perfect, but it’s worth a try
November 2, 2018

By Jay Evensen SALT LAKE CITY — Two hundred and six years ago, guests at a political dinner party in Boston let their creative juices flow as they talked of how upset they were at a new state senate district map that was drawn by the Democratic-Republican majority and signed into law by Massachusetts Gov….

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In our opinion: Proposition 4 is a step in the right direction

In our opinion: Proposition 4 is a step in the right direction
November 1, 2018

Deseret News editorial board Utah’s electoral boundaries have been the subject of Wall Street Journal coverage and a federal court case, revealing the extent to which the Legislature has sliced the state into uneven districting. Unnaturally carving up communities is harmful to democratic processes and is too often an abuse of political power, which is…

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Guest opinion: Why I support an independent redistricting commission

Guest opinion: Why I support an independent redistricting commission
October 31, 2018

By A. Scott Anderson For the Deseret News I have always been proud that Utah leads our nation in many ways. In November, Utah voters will have a chance to lead again — by voting for Proposition 4, or the Better Boundaries initiative, which will create a fair system for drawing electoral boundaries in our…

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Christine Durham: Why I’m voting yes on Proposition 4

Christine Durham: Why I’m voting yes on Proposition 4
October 24, 2018

Proposition 4 is a citizen ballot initiative designed to strengthen our representative democracy by curtailing the practice of gerrymandering. Proposition 4 will bring impartiality and transparency to the creation of electoral maps. For too long, politicians in this country and in Utah have been allowed to draw their own legislative districts, essentially choosing their own…

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On the Ballot This November: Learn More about Prop4

On the Ballot This November: Learn More about Prop4
October 9, 2018

By: Brittany Larsen As the General Election nears, Utahns are not only deciding who to vote for, but what. One of the ballot measures that we’ll be hearing a lot about is Better Boundaries, or Propostion4. Prop4 is a citizen ballot initiative that would create an “independent redistricting commission.” Its creators believe that gerrymandering, or…

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