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Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

By Sheely Edwards

August 30, 2019

Last November, over 75% of all active, registered voters in Utah turned out to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tens of thousands of new voters were registered across the state, and hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls for the candidates they supported. The $11.4 million race between now-Congressma...

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

August 29, 2019

Late next January, the Utah State Legislature will convene to begin the 2020 General Session. Seventy-five state representatives and 29 state senators will meet together to propose, debate and pass hundreds of laws during the 45-day session. Throughout the session, the Capitol building will be visited...

Edwards: Prop Four Can Reduce Gerrymandering Problems. Utah Legislators Should Keep It As Is.

Edwards: Prop Four Can Reduce Gerrymandering Problems. Utah Legislators Should Keep It As Is.

By Sheely Edwards

July 28, 2019

  Last November, Utah voters passed three ballot initiatives, one of which was Proposition Four — an anti-gerrymandering initiative that establishes an independent redistricting commission to propose district boundaries for the 2021 redistricting cycle. Gerrymandering is the manipulation o...

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

By Sheely Edwards

July 15, 2019

  In preparation for the decennial census, the Federal Government has to prepare and print more than 1.5 billion sheets of paper to be mailed out in 2020. Printing begins six months early in order to ensure that the questionnaire is ready in time. So far, it seems that the Trump administration has m...

Edwards: Want to Improve Presidential Elections? Make the Debates Less Entertaining

Edwards: Want to Improve Presidential Elections? Make the Debates Less Entertaining

By Sheely Edwards

July 3, 2019

  The dynamics of the 2016 general election are best summarized with an excerpt of a CNN article from September of 2016: “Trump dismissed Clinton's foreign policy record by accusing her of being 'trigger happy and very unstable.'" Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communications director, shot back at Trum...

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