RadioActive: January 30, 2018

  • January 30, 2018
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SendMartha, Honduras Deportation, Bi-Partisan Bill on Trauma Informed Justice Provisions, Day 9 at the Utah Leg with League of Women Voters of Utah and Action Utah

Hosted by Lara Jones and Ma Black, tonight's show featured:

  • Catherine Weller, The League of Women Voters of Utah, and Andrea Himoff of Action Utah with a recap of Day 9 of 45 of Utah's legislative session. 

    • The League joins RadioActive Monday-Thursday during the legislature's 45-day session. Click here for the 2018 Legislative Session bills and resolutions the League is following. Each Wednesday during the session, the League meets at 11:30 a.m. in the Seagull Room next to the Senate Cafeteria for a brown bag review of what is coming up in the session.

    • Each Tuesday during the session, AU meets at 12:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, Capitol Hill. Gather with other Action Utah members and leaders to learn about the State Legislature, the Legislative Session and advocacy at the Capitol. No experience necessary. Click here for the 2018 Legislative Session bills and resolutions AU is following.

  • Mandee Grant, co-founder of Better Days 2020, which wants to #SendMartha to Washington, D.C.
    • From BD2020: "Every state has two statues in National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. — and only 9 of the 100 statues are women (yes, it’s true). Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon was the first female state senator in the nation. She was elected to the Utah State Senate in 1896, 25 years before most women in the United States could even vote. Placing her statue in Washington D.C. gives us the opportunity to share her story, as well as stories from the dozens of amazing women from Utah."

  • Unidad Inmigrante's Amy Dominguez reported back on the "self-deportation" case of Vicky, an LDS mother of two who has exhausted her appeals for asylum and was set to fly back to Honduras this evening. In an update after the show, UI posted the following to Facebook: "URGENT! This has moved into a Sanctuary status, the address and time has changed to 9:30 PM at First Unitarian Church, 569 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. Please enter through the 1300 East entrance of the church."

  • Panel discussion on H.B. 177, Trauma Informed Justice Provisions, featuring:
    • Rep. Ken Ivory
    • Amy Coombs, social worker and registered lobbyist
    • Jenny and Rhiannon Livsey, survivors and members of the legislative working group for the bill