Run against gerrymandering
Here's your chance to have some fun and learn about why fair redistricting is important to you. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Salt Lake is leading the charge in this Gerry-Meander 5K Fun Run, taking you through the four Utah House legislative districts nine times. If you don't totally understand gerrymandering, you'll find out from volunteers dressed in district costumes, from Better Boundaries leaders and from the eye-opening meander you take. There'll be music, vendors and candidates, not to mention prizes and gerrymander puzzles. Proposition 4 is on the November ballot to give you, the voter, the right to choose your representatives. Right now, the politicians are choosing their voters.Rowland Hall Soccer Field, 843 S. Lincoln St., Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 a.m., $20, kids and dogs free, bit.ly/2Nw3vQl.
Prop 2 Supporters Protest
By now, most Utahns know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn't like the medical cannabis ballot initiative. Proposition 2 has been denounced at news conferences and in LDS ward houses, and the church somehow believes the Legislature will address the issue down the road. Anonymous supporters have even bought billboards asking what's behind the church's opposition and point to its investments in pharmaceutical companies. Now it's your chance to turn out in righteous indignation at the Temple Square Protest to Stop LDS Church Involvement in Prop 2. "This protest is to show solidarity and support for medical cannabis in Utah and opposition to church involvement," the protest's Facebook page says. This is a people's initiative to end suffering. Church Office Building, 50 E. North Temple, Saturday, Sept. 29, 5-6:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2I5HCkQ.
Now's the time to get up close and personal with the people who one day might be prosecuting you or someone you know. The District Attorney race has been heating up over whether incumbent Sim Gill, well known for his thoughtful and topical Facebook posts, is tough enough on crime. Enter prosecutor and Republican Nathan Evershed. The two will face off at the Salt Lake County District Attorney Debate, which promises to be an important look at the county's legal future. S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 383 S. University St., 801-581-6833, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Dlyk5I.