Remember Evan McMullin and his quixotic run for president of the United States? Now you're wondering why everyone in the country didn't vote for him, aren't you? Well, he's baaack! McMullin apparently persuaded two former congressmen—one from the left and one from the right—to join him for Why Gridlock Rules Washington to discuss the dysfunction in our nation's capital, and what the hell we can do about it. You'll hear McMullin, of course, and former Republican Rep. David Jolly and former Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy. "Should be an entertaining, frustrating and illuminating conversation," McMullin wrote on his Facebook page. Go to the panel, if only to see what they have to say about the man at the top. BYU Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater, 1 Campus Drive, Provo, Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2R44cxL.
School Pushout Week
Now's the time for the 2018 National Week of Action Against School Pushout to Utah. The week is devoted to educational activities aimed at ending the school-to-prison pipeline. Perhaps you're interested in the Restorative Justice Workshop, deconstructing relationships and repairing harm. Later in the day, you can attend the Know Your Rights Training focusing on the K-12 school disciplinary process and how legal changes in juvenile justice laws affect students and their caregivers. Restorative: Southwest Branch Library, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy, Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m-1 p.m., free, bit.ly/2OAMC7w; Rights: Glendale Library, 1375 S. Concord St., Saturday, Oct. 27, 3:30-6 p.m., free, bit.ly/2S3euQ3.
Call For Prop 3
You might have noticed that support for Medicaid Expansion in Utah—aka Proposition 3—has been growing. Still, it's not over till it's over. You can have an impact and help undecideds conclude that Prop 3 is the right thing to do. All you have to do is pick up a phone and call people. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity has been doing it already, firing up the opposition with talk of bankruptcy and pulling people up by their bootstraps. Phone Banking for Prop 3 provides scripts, talking points, training and pizza and "phone banking bingo." You can stay as long as you like, a few minutes or a few hours. Utah Health Policy Project, 1832 W. Research Way, Ste. 60, 801-433-2299, Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2P8QX1b.