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November 6, 2020
Faith Leaders: Count every ballot

Count every ballot is the cry from faith based people coming from all walks of life. Read more on KOLOTV.com.

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October 31, 2020
Jesse Jackson inspired me to become a committed voter; Trump made me a principled voter.

Some may find it surprising that the Rev. Jesse Jackson greatly impacted the political life of this white, suburban Latter-day Saint woman. Read more on USAToday.com.

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October 31, 2020
Guest op-ed: Senator Lee, Trump is nothing like Captain Moroni

Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee exclaimed at a Trump rally, “To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni.” Read more on Standard.net.

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October 29, 2020
Sen. Mike Lee says Donald Trump is like Book of Mormon hero Captain Moroni

Americans may have called President Donald Trump just about everything possible this year, good and bad. But standing by his side at an Arizona rally on Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee called him something new to urge Latter-day Saints to vote for him: “Captain Moroni.” Read more on SLTrib.com.

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October 27, 2020
What Mr. Rogers can teach about healing our toxic political climate

A friend recently posed questions about becoming better informed in order to make voting decisions and wanting a community conducive to healthy voting-prep discourse, issues many of us struggle with. The “red vs. blue” divide seems to have rendered constructive political dialogue almost impossible. Political ideologies are not sacrosanct. In preparing to vote, what does matter? Read more on DesNews.com.

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October 22, 2020
As disinformation abounds, we need to be guardians of freedom

Several friends and family members have recently asked me, “What is QAnon?” Those of you who might also be wondering can find a good summary assembled by Mormon Women for Ethical Government and additional information about the risks inherent in conspiracy theories in the bipartisan House Resolution 1154, passed overwhelmingly (371-18) earlier this month. Read more on DesNews.com.

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October 2, 2020
Will Mormon Women Sink Trump in Arizona?

President Trump may have a problem in the American Southwest. And contrary to popular belief, it is not just liberal California exiles fleeing to states like Nevada and Arizona or a high number of Democratic-leaning Latino voters in those states. Read more on NYTimes.com.

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September 22, 2020
Mormon Women for Ethical Government urges Romney, Senate to hold off on replacing Ginsburg

Mormon Women for Ethical Government, a nonpartisan group with more than 7,000 members, urged the U.S. Senate to wait until after the election to select a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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September 21, 2020
Legitimacy of government depends on deferring Supreme Court appointment

Americans are already casting votes in what portends to be the most contentious and pivotal election of a generation. Voting is the seminal point from which all legitimate governance flows, and political decisions that compromise public perception of a free and fair election could have lasting consequences. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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September 16, 2020
How 7,000-plus LDS women have united to clean up politics and bring about ethical government

In 2017, after the election of President Donald Trump, several female members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, distressed by the increasing political polarization and eroding ethics in government, formed Mormon Women for Ethical Government. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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September 10, 2020
Frustrated with Trump, these LDS women are calling for change, but will it matter?

More than 150 years ago, Seraph Young cast a historic ballot in a Salt Lake City municipal election, the first woman in U.S. history to vote under an equal suffrage law. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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August 23, 2020
Downtown SLC rally held in support of USPS

Supporters of the U.S. Postal Service joined together with workers Saturday to support more funding to the organization ahead of the November election. Read more on Fox13Now.com.

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August 22, 2020
Utah lawmakers, local groups show support for the US Postal Service

Nearly 70 Utahns and numerous support groups gathered at the downtown on Saturday as part of the nationwide effort to save the United States Postal Service from recent service delays and statements from President Donald Trump. Read more on KUTV.com.

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August 20, 2020
This week in Mormon Land: Pros and cons of ‘social justice ideology’; a pledge to keep politics out of the pews

As the election season heats up and Latter-day Saints line up on opposing sides, the nonpartisan Mormon Women for Ethical Government is urging members to take a pledge “not to leverage or weaponize faith for political gain.” Read more on SLTrib.com.

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June 25, 2020
The moment is now to acknowledge racism and then fix it

This feels like an inflection point — this moment in our nation’s history. It feels different somehow from other similar moments. More hopeful. Like white people are finally listening. Some of them, at least. Read more on Deseret.com.

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June 10, 2020
Mitt and Me: The Sequel

I just can't quit Mitt. Whenever I think I've finally escaped the gravitational pull of his orbit, somehow, Mitt Romney pulls me back in. Read more on CityWeekly.net.

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May 15, 2020
The pandemic highlights a logical fallacy that, unless checked, could prove our undoing

We see it everywhere. Either you’re pro-NRA or anti-Second Amendment. If you have compassion for undocumented workers, you don’t uphold the law. Either you want to see Roe v. Wade overturned or you’re a baby-killer. Either you care about people or you care about the economy. Read more on Deseret.com.

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May 11, 2020
Guest opinion: America’s new threat might be middle-class hunger

In late March, when the Javits Center in New York was converted into a hospital, I became obsessed with protecting my parents from the coronavirus. I didn’t want my 86-year-old mother to die on a cot in a convention center. Read more on Deseret.com.

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May 4, 2020
Commentary: Women should not be held to answer for the behavior of men

Over the last few weeks, Mormon Women for Ethical Government has received many requests from individuals asking for our organizational response to the recent allegations of sexual assault made against Joe Biden. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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April 28, 2020
Stefanie Condie: Trump’s name is all over this catastrophe

It’s unusual, to say the least, that Donald Trump’s name is on the stimulus check being mailed to millions of Americans starting this month. No previous U.S. president has put his name on a Treasury check, as if the money in the Treasury were his own and he were a personal benefactor to American citizens. And yet, in a symbolic sense, it’s fitting that the president’s name should be on that check. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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April 22, 2020
Letter: Where misinformation rises, democracy falls

As COVID-19 slowly developed into a pandemic, the World Health Organization also announced that the virus brought an “infodemic” of misinformation. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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February 28, 2020
Romney gets warm welcome in meetings with Utah’s Republican, Democratic legislators

Several weeks after his lone Republican vote to convict President Donald Trump for abuse of power, Sen. Mitt Romney visited with lawmakers at Utah’s Capitol on Friday in caucuses that stayed pleasant and noncontentious. Read more on Deseret.com.

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February 28, 2020
Group gathers to thank Romney for his decision in impeachment process

A group gathered on the south steps of the Utah Capitol Building on Friday to thank Utah Senator Mitt Romney for his role in the 2020 presidential impeachment process. Read more on ABC4.com.

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February 28, 2018
No trace of impeachment tensions as Romney visits Utah Capitol

Three weeks ago, Utah lawmakers were talking about scolding Sen. Mitt Romney for his vote to convict President Donald Trump of wrongdoing. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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February 19, 2020
Why I Became an Activist Against Fear

On May 3, 2017, I found myself in an unusual position: standing before the office of the Department of Homeland Security here, bullhorn in hand, leading a prayer vigil for a young mother. She was a Dreamer, brought to the United States when she was 7. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had arrested her just days before outside a craft store where she had taken her 8-year-old daughter to buy supplies for a birthday party. Read more on NYTimes.com.

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February 14, 2020
Romney stands alone and finds company

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have always been taught to stand alone when necessary. Read more on HoustonChronicle.com.

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February 14, 2020
Commentary: How Romney and Pelosi used their faith to resist Trump

Two events last week illustrated sharply how expressions of faith are being used in the public sphere. On the floor of the Senate, Sen. Mitt Romney framed his impeachment vote in the language of religious devotion, citing his oath "before God to apply impartial justice as a senator-juror.” Read more on ReligionNews.com.

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February 7, 2020
Republican groups issue video supporting Romney's impeachment vote

The group Mormon Women for Ethical Government — sometimes called MWEG — support Sen. Mitt Romney's words and vote in the recent impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. It was produced in collaboration with group Republicans for the Rule of Law. Read more on KUTV.com.

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February 7, 2020
Mitt Romney: Some call him a patriot, others a traitor

One Republican group considers Sen. Mitt Romney a patriot, while a conservative organization wants him recalled and Donald Trump Jr. wants him drummed out of the GOP. Read more on Deseret.com.

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February 6, 2020
Trump’s prayer breakfast jibes jolt faith leaders

The National Prayer Breakfast — a Washington tradition since 1953 — is by custom a respite from partisan bickering. President Donald Trump shattered that tradition Thursday with aggressive remarks that buoyed his allies but dismayed a wide spectrum of faith leaders. Read more on APNews.com.

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February 5, 2020
Politicians are not going to save us from corruption

Today, while a majority of the U.S. Senate voted to acquit Donald J. Trump of both articles of impeachment presented by the House, Sen. Mitt Romney stood courageously in defense of ethical government voting to convict. He honored his solemn duty to put country over party. We congratulate and commend him on this act of leadership. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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February 4, 2020
Got chocolate milk? Sen. Mitt Romney has more thanks to women’s group

Got chocolate milk? Utah Sen. Mitt Romney has more of the “guilty pleasure” that got him into trouble on the Senate floor along with mint brownies courtesy of Mormon Women for Ethical Government. The watchdog group made a special delivery to his Washington office Tuesday to thank him for voting to hear from witnesses last week in the trial of President Donald Trump. Read more on Deseret.com.

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January 28, 2020
Romney should stand for a fair impeachment trial

I’m a Romney Republican. In fact, Sen. Mitt Romney and I have a lot in common. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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January 17, 2020
Utahns call on Romney, Lee to support fair Senate impeachment trial

More than 100 Utahns gathered Tuesday to call on Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney to push for an "fair impeachment trial" for President Donald Trump. Read more on KUTV.com.

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January 17, 2020
Senators should take impeachment trial seriously

I recently watched the House impeachment proceedings with great interest. Utah’s Rep. John Curtis challenged Utahns to watch on C-SPAN so we could avoid the “spin” that can come from various news sources. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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January 17, 2020
Utahns call on Romney, Lee to support fair Senate impeachment trial

More than 100 Utahns gathered Tuesday to call on Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney to push for an "fair impeachment trial" for President Donald Trump. Read more on KUTV.com.

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January 16, 2020
Faith-based and social justice groups rally for fair impeachment trial

Multiple faith-based and social justice groups gathered outside Utah Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee’s offices in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday evening to urge them to hold a “full and fair hearing” in the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump. Read more on ABC4.com.

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January 16, 2020
Demonstrators call for Romney, Lee to support fair trial

Two rallies calling on Utah senators to push for a fair and impartial impeachment trial for President Donald Trump drew a combined total of over 100 people Thursday. Read more on APNews.com.

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January 16, 2020
Utahns call for ‘full and fair’ trial of President Donald Trump

It was a loud day on the corner of State Street outside Senator Mitt Romney's office. Dozens of people affiliated with many different groups pushed Utah senators for a fair trial in the U.S. Senate. Read more on Fox13Now.com.

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January 16, 2020
Organizations call on Utah senators to ensure ‘full and fair’ impeachment trial

About 70 people gathered outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building rallying for Utah senators to fight for a “full and fair” impeachment trial Thursday evening. Read more on Deseret.com.

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January 16, 2020
Utah progressives and nonpartisan groups call for fair Senate impeachment trial during rally

About 100 Utahns and a coalition of mostly progressive groups gathered Thursday outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City to call on Utah Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee to “vote their conscience” and push for a fair and impartial Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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January 13, 2020
League of Women Voters of Utah relaunches Utah County chapter

Utah County’s chapter of the League of Women Voters of Utah disbanded in the 1990s as younger generations got less involved with the group. Now, at the start of a new decade, the Utah County chapter is back. Read more on HeraldExtra.com.

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January 11, 2020
Holly Richardson: Women wanting to run for office can receive help

What is a progressive Fox News political analyst doing in Utah next Saturday? She’s speaking to women in Utah thinking about running for political office, that’s what. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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