RadioACTive: January 17, 2019

  • January 17, 2019
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Human Rights Day to MLK Day in Utah, legislative guides and tips with Action Utah and Alliance for a Better Utah

Tonight's lineup:

Jeanetta Williams of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch shared the history of getting Martin Luther King Day recognized as such in Utah. 

Two groups working on grassroots engagement at this year's General Session of the Utah Legislature gave us a preview of their strategies, as well as tips and tools for the public when engaging lawmakers in the People's House. Guests:


Related events:

  • Jan. 23: Student Tour of the State Capitol, 5:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Join Action Utah's student-led tour of the State Capitol to learn more about the Capitol Campus, what happens on Capitol Hill and how students can impact state politics and issues. Free and open to the public. Pizza will be served. Meet in the cafeteria on the ground floor of the Senate (East) Building, just inside the doors from the visitor parking lot.

  • Jan. 24: Speed Date to Legislate, 6:30 p.m. at Impact Hub Salt Lake, 150 S. State St., SLC. An interactive lobbying workshop for Utah activists from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Impact Hub Salt Lake, 150 S. State St., SLC. This is an advanced, interactive lobbying training for those who are already familiar with the basics of lobbying or have previously attended a community lobby training. Click here to reserve a seat. RSVP required. 

  • Jan. 24: Pizza & Politics: The Power of YOU(th), 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Dr., SLC. Join Action Utah as they discuss how young adults can make a difference in government.

  • Jan. 31: No Medicaid expansion delay! Faith & Poverty Day, 10a-12p at the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. On the first Thursday of the 2019 session of the Utah Legislature, people from many different faith traditions are going to the Capitol ask legislators to not do anything to delay the implementation of Proposition 3 or reduce the number of people it covers. Meet in the auditorium in the State Office Building immediately behind the Capitol.

  • Jan. 31: 2019 Legislative Preview, 7:00 p.m. at Impact Hub Salt Lake, 150 S. State St., SLC. What good bills are coming up? How can you help get them passed? Hear about good legislation directly from legislators at Action Utah's popular annual Legislative Preview event. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. So click here to reserve your ticket now. 


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RadioACTive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer