Reviews of Current Utah Legislative and Public Issues!
-- by Friends worried about your rights and freedoms!
See one case in which we are laboring to help resolve and reunite honorable parents and their wrongfully taken (nursing) child! -- learn what you can do to help!
This can happen to you or anyone now!
Attend atleast one of the three meetings scheduled below!
Speakers for Nov. 15 Parental Rights Town Meeting
To RSVP, for
directions, and for more information, see http://www.accountabilityutah.org/IssuesAlerts/News/2003/News111003Item1.htm
EAGLES!! Davis County Meeting - Nov 19 2003
Protecting the Family from the State
Sponsored by: Utah State
Representative Mike Thompson and
Wednesday, Nov 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. New Student Commons, Davis Applied Technology Ctr. 550 E. 300 South, Kaysville (map). Take I-15 to Kaysville exit, east to 500 E, south 6 blocks, on left, south end of building
Can what happened to the Jensen's happen to you? The State says, Yes! "The [Jensen] case, which is being viewed by parents-rights groups as a landmark decision, won't set a precedent, [Asst. Attorney General Mark] May said. It is completely fact-specific and should not be taken as a sign that families who are in a similar situation will win and the state will just walk away." James Thalman, "Charges Against Jensen's Dropped,"Deseret News, Oct 25, 2003
Utah Families Assn. is a volunteer advocacy organization. Our mission is to help families who have been falsely or frivolously accused of child abuse or neglect. We do not interfere with the good work of DCFS in helping children who are truly abused or neglected.
Map and driving
instructions courtesy MapQwest:
9:02:34 AM Mountain Standard Time
Saturday, November 22, 10–11:30 AM
to sites of like minds
|LDS Home Education Association Conference June 6, 2003 - See you there!|
friends of Eagles Forum
- Immediate Events or Meeting Announcements
American Heritage School, Deadline: May 9 2003
Family Education Center:736 North 1100 East, American Fork, UT 84003
Contact Cheryl Karr, Ckarr@AHSmail.com, (801) 642-0055
Linda and Richard Eyre to speak in American Fork
The authors of New York Times' best-selling book Teaching Your Children Values, Linda and Richard Eyre, will speak at American Heritage School in American Fork Friday, May 9 at 7:30 pm on the Art of Nurturing. The public is welcome.
American Heritage School is located directly east of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in American Fork at 736 N. 100 E.. A donation of $5 per couple or $3 per person is appreciated. For more information or to reserve a seat please email Ckarr@AHSmail.com or call 642-0055 ex.503.
Past events - Kept here temporarily for contact reference
Women For Decency Meeting Thursday, March 13, 8:30 PM, Georgetown Clubhouse
Parent's' Night on Vital Safety Thursday Evening, March 20, 7:00 p.m. Centennial Jr. High, Provo, Wolf Den Auditorium.
- Pass it along
Sandra Lucus, 3/19/03
Rep. Burns of Georgia introduced a resolution (HR 1170) in federal Congress.
This resolution asks that any state that wants federal education money develop and implement rules and procedures prohibiting school personnel from forcing parents into giving their kids schedule II drugs (such as Ritalin and Adderall). The other good news is that along many congressmen, the Speaker of the House has also signed on as a co-sponsor.
This is a very important resolution as if passed can help turn the tide in terms of the mandates associated with federal funds. Right now there is a definite incentive to drug kids. This has the potential of literally saving millions of American children from falling into psych hands and being addicted to mind altering drugs.
It is vital that all of us contact our congressman and ask him to vote yes on this resolution. We have a chance to help children and need to act.
Here is the contact information for congressmen. Please take a minute to either write an email or make a phone call. This contact information is for Utah resident only.
Statewide Meeting on
When: Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: American Fork City Library at 64 S. 100 East in the Community Room.
Who: Citizens of Utah!
What do we do about hatred and prejudice? Attend a panel discussion on “hate crimes,” the content of House Bill (HB) 85, “Hate Crimes Amendments,” by Rep. David Litvack, and the ramifications of “hate crimes” legislation to our state and communities.
The prevailing argument for “hate crimes” legislation is that we need this tool to give our laws more force against targeted acts of hatred and prejudice. The prevailing argument against this approach is that it will demean victims of “unclassified” crimes, divide our community, and threaten our traditional systems of justice.
Attempts to legislate hatred and
prejudice come up every year. Whether HB 85 passes or not this session,
this issue requires an informed citizenry. The arguments for and against
it can be emotional and can blind reason. Attend, solidify your knowledge
and opinion on this issue, and then share it with your elected officials.
Directions: American Fork Library, 64 S 100 E, American Fork, Utah <Click for map
If you are Southbound on I-15, get off on the first American Fork exit, #281 and turn left. Stay on that road until you hit 1st East. Turn right onto 1st East. The library is right there by park and the room is on main floor on east side of the building.
If you are Northbound onI-15, get off on first American Fork exit #279 (5th East) and turn right. Stay on that road until you hit State Street (the second light). Turn left onto State Street. Go to 1st East and take another left. The library is right there by park and the room is on main floor on east side of the building.
After you have read Bart Grant's enlightening review (below) of SB-28 s1, let all of your Representatives and Senators know of your disappointment in the encumbering restrictions written into this bill and their violations of your citizen rights to a reasonable initiation process within the Constitution!
Then voice your concerns publicly, through letters to editors, to radio and all other media!-4 Feb 03
Initiative Amendments -- Hickman, J.
Citizen initiated legislation is a fundamental right, enumerated in our constitution.
“All political power is inherent in the people…” (Article I, Section 2 of the Utah Constitution)
SB28 imposes the following new requirements
on the citizen initiative process:
This would be the most difficult requirement in the nation and is unduly burdensome. It would allow opponents of a citizen initiative to concentrate their resources in only four. Senate districts, virtually guaranteeing that sufficient signatures could not be obtained.
This requirement would be impossible to enforce. Someone who is not a sponsor of an initiative is free to print and circulate copies and even pay for signature gathering. Sponsors have no way to know if others will pay circulators or not.
This kind of requirement will guarantee that no TRUE citizen initiative will qualify for the ballot. It will guarantee that all initiatives to be sponsored by wealthy interest groups.
This requirement will allow people or groups who are actually opposed to an initiative to file an inadequate initiative for a particular topic and then wait one year to turn in any signatures, and by so doing, prevent supporters of that issue from filing a similar initiative for up to THREE years.
"I have not paid or given anything of value to any person who signed this petition to encourage them to sign it."
Public hearings serve no purpose for initiatives. Initiatives cannot be amended as a result of any public hearing. This requirement will prevent citizens from using the initiative process. Other states with similar requirements have shown that these hearings attract little to no attendance. Initiatives are before the public from the day they are filed until the day they are voted on. The entire text of the law is printed in each packet.
This is simply a pile of RED TAPE! IF public hearings were even warranted (and they’re not!) Senators, Representatives, and County Commissioners should receive the same notice the public receives. Aren’t they members of the PUBLIC???
This would also serve no purpose. Public hearings are moot by the time an initiative is filed.
(a) pay a person to sign an initiative petition;
This is more reporting than candidates or interest groups are required to do and it is too much.
SB28s1 is nothing but HARRASMENT OF THE PEOPLE and an ASSUALT ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF UTAH and is certain to invite an expensive court action which Utah Taxpayers will be forced to pay for.
Drafted by Bart Grant -- email email@example.com
Utah House of Representatives Roster-- with links to District info, Phone, Address, Fax and Email
Utah State Senate Roster -- with links to County info, Phone, Address, Fax and Email
UtahLegislators.org: State, County, City Officials locator site - sponsered by Utah Credit Unions
Newby: 1. Bigotry
At The Capitol - Re: HB109
ElectroConvulsive Therapy Restrictions . (also see StopShock.org)
2. Notes from Daniel Newby
/ Acountability Utah.org
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