MWEG in the News
October 19, 2021
As faith-based advocates for ethical governance, our work is motivated by a core belief: Every individual is a person of great worth. Our love of democratic governance is a natural outgrowth of this, as is our passionate desire to protect it. Good government upholds our rights, reminds us of our responsibilities to each other and protects our civil liberties equally. Democratic government trusts the people with the power to preserve those rights and privileges through the mechanism of the vote. Read more on thefulcrum.us.
July 23, 2021
Parents, educators and activists discussed critical race theory and educational equity in schools on Thursday during a public hearing held by the Utah State Board of Education. Read more on standard.net.
July 23, 2021
A Utah school debate over Critical Race Theory came back to the forefront this week with two hours of public comments. Read more on kslnewsradio.com.
July 22, 2021
The Utah State Board of Education Thursday listened to organizations and members of the public weigh in on a board-approved rule that would set the standard for teaching equity, diversity, and inclusion in schools. Read more on fox13now.com.
July 14, 2021
Utah civic and business leaders, DACA recipients and formerly undocumented immigrants called upon Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney to back bipartisan bills focused on immigration reform Wednesday, citing economic and moral imperatives. Read more on KSLTV.com.
May 19, 2021
In a statement, Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) called for state legislators to delay passing resolutions that "risk dividing Utahns and increasing civic cynicism for a symbolic resolution." Read more on KUTV.com.
May 14, 2021
In a meeting early Wednesday morning, House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Read more on Deseret.com.
April 13, 2021
Reflections on President Oaks’ conference talk on the Constitution from the worlds of politics and law
The frank rebuttal to partisanship in President Dallin H. Oaks’ recent talk on the U.S. Constitution has been driving conversation since he gave it on April 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the 191st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more on Deseret.com.
March 21, 2021
For the second year in a row, a faith-based women's conference focused on politics will happen virtually. Read more on KUTV.com.
March 16, 2021
So many of us have spent the last year in close quarters learning more than we ever wanted to about conflict resolution. Read more on Deseret.com.
February 21, 2021
Mormon Women for Ethical Government speak out to thank Sen. Mitt Romney for his vote and voice in the impeachment trial and former President Donald Trump. Read more on KSLTV.com.
February 18, 2021
This report was developed through a project with Auburn Seminary, which for more than 200 years has equipped leaders of faith and moral courage who are on the front lines fighting for the health and wholeness of U.S. society. Read more on AmericanProgress.org.
February 6, 2021
To clamp down on what its supporters called “gamesmanship” and “party raiding” in partisan elections, a Utah lawmaker is driving a bill to cut off the ability to switch party affiliation months before primary elections. Read more on Deseret.com.
January 26, 2021
The events of Jan. 6 horrified Americans who watched as extremists invaded the U.S. Capitol, attacked police officers, stole or defaced government property, and threatened federal government officials. However, this act was merely the culmination of several years of increasing partisan division and political extremism. It is time to take action to reverse this dangerous trend, particularly now that we see its stark consequences for our nation. Read more on DesNews.com.
January 25, 2021
If there was any lingering doubt, last week made it clear: The religious left is not a curious outlier in American politics. The religious references during President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the inaugural prayer service held Thursday morning with a powerful lineup of religious leaders and the swearing in of the Rev. Raphael Warnock as a newly minted senator are proof that progressive people of faith are a powerful force in American politics. Read more on NBCNews.com.
January 24, 2021
On Thursday morning, I shared both my faith and my love for this country and its citizens as a participant in the National Inaugural Prayer Service. As I’m not a pastor or a priest, you may wonder how a mother from the Midwest ended up on the program for a presidential inaugural event. Read more on USAToday.com.
January 19, 2021
Mormon Women for Ethical Government leader to take part in President-elect Joe Biden’s Inaugural Prayer Service
Four years ago, Mormon Women for Ethical Government did not exist — women formed it to address concerns after President Donald Trump took office. Now the group’s leader is among leaders of faith-based groups invited to participate in President-elect Joe Biden’s Inaugural Prayer Service on Thursday.
Read more on SLTrib.com.
January 7, 2021
Faith groups, immigrant rights activists and Democratic organizations are calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment a mob of his supporters violently occupied the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (Jan. 6). Read more on religionnews.com.
January 8, 2021
A Utah-based group is behind new billboards across the state, thanking two delegates who strongly condemned the riots at the U.S. Capitol and accused President Donald Trump of inciting it. Read more on KSLTV.com.