FIGHT FOR FAIR WAGES
You know how politicians say we can't afford to raise the minimum wage, and it will kill the economy? At the Utahns for Fair Wages Open Meeting, find out more about the misinformation and misunderstandings about minimum wage increases and fair wage policies. Because of all the #fakenews, the state Legislature hasn't made fair wages a priority. At the meeting, you can hear about the campaign to build a statewide movement and how members of the group have been canvassing for fair wage candidates. The midterm elections have added momentum to the initiative, which needs on-the-ground, grassroots support. Come talk about how you can get involved in the fair wage battle. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville, 801-943-4636, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3 p.m., free, bit.ly/2AvbDIh.
ADVOCATE FOR WATER
"Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink." That old saying could use a reboot because water isn't everywhere anymore—and certainly not in arid Utah where climate change has done its dirt. At Channel Your Influence—Learn to Advocate for Utah's Water, you'll hear from the experts—the Friends of the Great Salt Lake and the Utah Sierra Club. Join this advocacy training to protect Utah's waters. With the legislative session coming up, now is the time to deepen and develop your advocacy skills. This is not just about undrinkable water; it's about ill-advised usage and waste. Patagonia Outlet, 2292 S. Highland Drive, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m., free, bit.ly/2TtM4hJ.
Yes, it's coming! The 2019 Utah Legislature, with all of its important or ponderous new laws waiting to affect your daily lives. Find out now before it's too late. Bills are being readied to diminish those citizen initiatives you passed in November—you know, redistricting, Medicaid expansion, medical cannabis. The United Way Legislative Preview Breakfast hosts legislative leaders who talk about advancing the education, financial stability and health of our families, neighborhoods and communities, while the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women are hosting their Annual Legislative Preview at a morning bipartisan panel of legislators who will also take your questions. United Way: The Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30-9:30 a.m., free, sforce.co/2Re0mqs. League: Girl Scouts of Utah, 445 E. 4500 South, 801-550-3585, Saturday, Jan. 12, 9-11a.m., free, bit.ly/2Fdgxx1.