With the Legislature wrapping up, most Utahns might be burned-out on politics, but now—more than ever—is the time to plan for your political future. This weekend, women are encouraged to attend a free half-day Real Women Run training session on organizing and running campaigns for office. Later, don’t miss a Legislative post-mortem at a free forum that will include lawmakers’ recaps of the highs and lows of the 2014 session. Also attend caucus night, where you can get elected as a delegate to nominate candidates for office.
Real Women Run
Saturday, March 15
Women looking to shake up the male-dominated world of Utah politics are encouraged to attend this training session. Attendees will learn how to get elected as delegates for upcoming conventions or manage efficient campaigns for their own runs for office.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, March 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu
Monday, March 17
Come to this free University of Utah forum to hear from legislative leaders as they recap the bills passed and not-passed, covering everything from air quality and autism to education funding and ethics. If you want to get a feel for the sausage-grinding process of the Legislature, take the butcher’s word for it at this event.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, March 17, noon-1 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu
Tuesday, March 18 for Democrats; Thursday, March 20 for Republicans
Though the Count My Vote compromise bill passed, this year’s caucuses won’t be any different. So, now is the time to take part in the process. If you’re a newbie, getting yourself elected as a delegate to attend a county or state convention is as simple as finding your neighborhood caucus, showing up and preparing a little speech. And by becoming a delegate, you can have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the candidates for office and ask them the hard questions about how they’ll represent you and your neighborhood.
Visit Vote.Utah.gov to find your caucus location