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Citizen Revolt: Oct. 11

Candidates get a chance to meet our youth, unpack those ballot initiatives and March for Our Lives gets creative.

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CANDIDATES FACE YOUTH
Who do you think will show up? So often, office-holders and candidates are too arrogant to get down and dirty with the masses. At Face 2 Face with Utah Youth, a Candidate & Issues Forum, get to know the candidates and issues in an interactive lecture style with questions and answers. The Utah Women of Color Council has sent out a blanket invitation to "any representatives, senators or candidates interested in sharing their positions on key ballot issues or their candidacy overall." This nonpartisan social advocacy group is part of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and strives to elevate the voices of voters ages 17 to 25. Salt Lake County Council Chambers,2001 S. State, Ste. N1100, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2-5 p.m., free, bit.ly/2RurWMw.

INITIATIVES CENTER STAGE
Yeah, don't worry about all the deals going on around ballot initiatives. You still have the power of the polls, and it's not a bad idea to find out what you'll be voting on. Unpacking the Initiatives: Redistricting Reform will go into the pros and cons of gerrymandering with a panel of national experts and the homegrown Better Boundaries group. While the Legislature moans and groans about taking away its power, this ballot initiative simply gives an independent advisory commission a chance to weigh in before representatives decide which constituents they want in their districts. This is one of a series of discussions on three ballot initiatives, which include Medicaid expansion and medical cannabis. Centre Stage, Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, Orem, 801-613-2439, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:45-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2y09xPz.

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES II
Join young people across the nation for #TurnoutTuesday every Tuesday until the election and call for moral leadership at all government levels. All you need do is find a way to encourage eligible voters to think about how they will cast their ballot. "And when you complete your mission every Tuesday, post pictures on social media with the hashtag #TurnoutTuesday so the world can see!" MFoL's website says. There are suggestions of how to protest on the March for Our Lives website. For Tuesday, Oct. 16: Create artwork and posters that advertise "Election Day/Nov. 6" to plaster around your school and in storefront windows. Make sure to post your designs in areas with high levels of foot-traffic, or where voting might not be a priority, MFoL advises. Every Tuesday until Nov. 6, free, bit.ly/2OGneMZ.

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