Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government on the Coronavirus Pandemic

official statement Mar 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the degree to which we are all interconnected. We prayerfully plead that we meet this knowledge not with selfishness or indifference, but instead with a renewed determination to work together to mitigate exposure and suffering. This effort must be made both by governments and individuals. 

We can all act in ways that preserve both human life [1] and the cohesion of local and global communities. We must responsibly follow the World...

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Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government on Judiciary Independence

official statement Mar 10, 2020

One of the basic institutions of our democracy is an independent judiciary — one that is free from external pressure and political threats that arise from the other co-branches of government. Keeping distance between branches creates and instills trust in the judiciary by assuring each individual access to a fair and uninfluenced judicial system.

In the past two weeks, we have seen attacks on the judiciary from both the executive branch and the legislative branch of our government.

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Official Statement on Impeachment Acquittal and Senator Romney's Vote

official statement Feb 06, 2020

Yesterday's vote to acquit the president marks a watershed moment in our democracy, and we now have the opportunity to determine what will come after. Will we allow our nation to be governed from extremes, or from a place of mutual respect and common values? The decision is ours to make.

Mormon Women for Ethical Government will continue to fight against the rank partisanship evident in both houses of Congress throughout this process. This partisanship has crippled legitimate impeachment...

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Official Statement From Mormon Women for Ethical Government on the House Impeachment Vote

official statement Dec 18, 2019

We assert that our most sacred civic expression is the casting of an individual vote. Any president or leader who forces political support and fails to honor and protect the free and legitimate elections on which our republic rests has lost the moral right to govern. By attempting to compel Ukraine to announce investigations benefitting only his re-election efforts, President Trump forced every American taxpayer to become an unwitting contributor to his political campaign and a supporter of...

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Official Statement on the Testimonies of Marie Yovanovitch and Dr. Fiona Hill

official statement Nov 25, 2019

At Mormon Women for Ethical Government, our mission is “to inspire women of faith to be ambassadors of peace who transcend partisanship and courageously advocate for ethical government.” Last week in D.C. we had the privilege of seeing that mission personified by two remarkable public servants — Marie Yovanovitch and Dr. Fiona Hill.

As they testified before the House Intelligence Committee, both women spoke at great personal cost, yet they did so with clarity and precision....

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Official Statement on Whistleblower Complaint, Truth, and Transparency

official statement Sep 25, 2019

In his farewell address, George Washington admonished the American people to remember the inherent power of their voluntary acts of civil union: “The unity of government which constitutes you one people is…a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize.”

So it must be for us as we weigh the implications of a report filed by...

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Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government on Child Detention

official statement Aug 23, 2019

Mormon Women for Ethical Government condemns the regulation announced by the Trump administration on Wednesday that would abolish the 20-day limit on holding families in jails. Our opposition to this regulation is grounded in our clear and deeply held conviction that families are sacred and all children deserve to be cherished and protected. A government that disregards clear evidence of its own abuse deserves a strong rebuke and should immediately correct the harm it is causing to innocents,...

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Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government on El Paso Massacre and White Supremacy

official statement Aug 05, 2019

We spent the Sabbath mourning and praying for the families of the innocent who were gunned down Saturday in pre-meditated massacres in El Paso and Dayton, as well as for precious children of God killed in Gilroy last week. Familiar with the image of a Maker who weeps with us, we feel deep sorrow in our knowledge that the shooters are “without affection, and… hate their own blood” (Moses 7:29 and 33). We refuse to become numb or to believe that mass shootings are a way of...

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Official Statement From Mormon Women for Ethical Government on New Asylum Rule and in Defense of Fair and Just Policy Solutions

official statement Jul 16, 2019

Yesterday the Trump administration published a new rule designed to end most asylum protections for migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The administration claims this action is necessary in order to stop the flow of migrants, but the change certainly violates the spirit of asylum and is likely illegal under both U.S. law and international conventions.

Mormon Women for Ethical Government recognizes that our nation is suffering real consequences as a result of poor public policy...

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Official Statement on Unethical Policing Practices by the Woods Cross Police Department

official statement Jun 07, 2019

Yesterday, in West Bountiful, Utah, a police officer who was involved in a multi-agency manhunt for two adult suspects stopped his vehicle and drew his firearm on a 10-year-old black child who was playing in his front yard. The officer ordered the child at gunpoint to get on the ground before determining that he did not fit the description of the suspects and quickly leaving without further explanation. The incident was witnessed in part by the child’s mother, who ran outside to the...

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