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Online tools for citizen activism

On January 14, 2017, a group from the Green Party of Utah attended the “Pre-Legislative Bootcamp” hosted by Libertas Utah to gain insight into how to more effectively communicate with Utah's legislators and navigate the processes of law-making and advocacy. Find our notes from the event below.

Note: the Legislative Session starts on January 23rd and ends on March 9th.

  • State website is “2017 General Session” will be your go-to for tracking bills in this session.

  • Calendars will have session agendas. Note the color code: gray is for past sessions, green is current, blue is for future sessions. You can stream these in audio (for committee meetings) or video (for floor meetings).

  • Standing Committees meet during the session, Interim Committees meet off season about every other month to gather testimonies, research, and hold workshops.

  • You can download the PDF of the bill and search for keywords to make more sense of the bill.

  • “Utah Law Formatting” plugin on Google Chrome will colorize the bills to show where amendments have been made.

  • “Note Anywhere