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May 4, 2021
For the People Act doesn't curtail states' rights

Although I have lived in six states, I didn't realize until recently how much voting access still depends on the state in which you reside. Read more on thefulcrum.us.

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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.

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March 21, 2021
Mormon Women for Ethical Government kicks off 4th annual conference

For the second year in a row, a faith-based women's conference focused on politics will happen virtually. Read more on KUTV.com.

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March 16, 2021
Is Congress resolving conflict, or escalating it for political profit?

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.

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February 21, 2021
Sunday Edition: Mormon Women for Ethical Government Thanks Sen. Romney for His Vote

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.

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February 18, 2021
The Pro-Democracy Faith Movement

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.

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January 26, 2021
It’s time for a governor’s Commission on Civic and Civil Engagement

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.

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January 25, 2021
Trump fueled conservative Christian power. But with Biden and Warnock, that can change.

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.

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January 24, 2021
Joe Biden asked me to pray for America. I said yes because I value the truth.

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.

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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.

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January 7, 2021
Faith groups among those calling for Trump’s impeachment after US Capitol occupation

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.

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January 8, 2021
Billboards Thank Romney, Curtis For Response To Capitol Violence

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.

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