Breakfast with Senator Osmond

by Will Schwarzenbach Guest Blogger Young Leader and Sr. Gas Supply Engineer at Questar Gas Thanks to United Way of Salt Lakes Young Leaders program I was fortunate to get to spend an hour having…

Collective Impact and Shared Accountability for Our Schools

By Elizabeth Garbe Community Impact Director of Public Policy Last Wednesday morning Mona Burton, UWSL’s Board Chair, Bill Crim (UWSL’s Senior Vice President of Community Impact and Public Policy) and I met with Senator Osmond. We…

Advocacy: Use Your Voice

By: Elizabeth Garbe Community Impact Director of Public Policy On Wednesday I made my monthly trip to the Capitol to listen to legislators discuss and debate a variety of issues. Some of these issues will…

Action Alert: SB229 Veto Override

During the 2011 General Session, the Legislature passed SB229, Transportation Funding Revisions, sponsored by Senator Adams. The bill would divert 30¢ for every $1 of new sales tax revenue, around $60 million from the General…

Immigration and the 2011 Legislative Session

By: Jennifer W. Sanchez Immigrant and Refugee Integration Director During the 2011 Utah Legislature, there were roughly 20 immigration bills proposed. Here’s an update on the bills United Way of Salt Lake advocated for on…

2011 Day on the Hill: A Wonderful Experience

By: Sakura Krapsicher Young Leader This year marked my first time going to the United Way of Salt Lake’s Annual Day on the Hill.  The event started out with a bus ride from the bus…