MWEG in the News
November 8, 2021
Lawmakers are called upon to adopt ‘bipartisan’ redistricting maps
Redistricting is expected to be one of the hot topics for this week’s special legislative session on Capitol Hill. One group of business leaders and community advocates is calling on the legislature to choose one of the redistricting maps selected by The Independent Redistricting Committee. And not one that lawmakers designed by themselves. Read more on KSLNewsRadio.com.
November 8, 2021
Utah redistricting: Lawmakers select their own maps over independent ones
The Legislative Redistricting Committee has voted in favor of their own maps over those created by the Independent Redistricting Commission. Read more on KSLTV.com.
November 4, 2021
Latest from Mormon Land
On another political issue, Mormon Women for Ethical Government reminds all Americans to “actively participate” in efforts to protect the freedom to vote and warns against “threats to this foundational right.” Read more on SLTrib.com.
November 4, 2021
Nevadans on what’s at stake at Glasgow climate conference
The 2021 United Nations Climate Conference, known as COP26, began this week. Read more on thenevadaindependent.com.
October 25, 2021
Sinema and Kelly need to govern like nothing is more important than voting rights because Republicans won’t
In a democracy, disagreements about policy are often challenging — but also normal. Read more on azmirror.com.
October 19, 2021
Prioritize the people and protect the freedom to vote
As faith-based advocates for ethical governance, our work is motivated by a core belief: Every individual is a person of great worth. Read more on thefulcrum.us.
September 27, 2021
The Rise of the Liberal Latter-day Saints
In August, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the religion colloquially known as Mormonism, issued a statement to its 16.6 million adherents around the globe: “We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these viruses,” wrote Russell M. Nelson, the church’s president, along with the two most senior apostles. Read more on washingtonpost.com.
September 14, 2021
Lies, 'American carnage' and the way forward to truth
How did this happen? Claims of a stolen election and calls to “fight” inspired people to take action while Congress was working to ratify election results. Read more on Universe.BYU.edu.
August 18, 2021
IN FOCUS: Citizen involvement in redistricting
The U.S. Census Bureau released new data last week that states will use to redraw districts, called “redistricting,” around the country. Read more on ABC4.com.
July 23, 2021
Utah State Board of Education discusses educational equity rule
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
State school board hears public comment on Critical Race Theory proposal
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
Utah State Board of Education rule on equity in schools needs changes, groups argue
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 15, 2021
Video: Caring for Creation
For many, Caring for Creation is deeply tied to faith, and to caring for one another. Read more on thefulcrum.us.
July 14, 2021
Utah civic leaders call upon Sens. Romney, Lee to back immigration reform bills
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
Mormon group calls for Utah legislators to delay passing of resolutions
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
Is Republican messaging increasingly grounded in a lie?
In a meeting early Wednesday morning, House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Read more on Deseret.com.
May 7, 2021
Melody Barnett: Immigrants are individuals, not a derogatory word or legal term
Once again our national conversation is focused on immigration. Read more on SLTrib.com.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 6, 2021
Thinking of changing political teams? Utah lawmaker seeks to clamp down on ‘party raiding’
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.