Response from Mormon Women for Ethical Government to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s Announcement of Retirement

In light of today’s announcement by Senator Orrin Hatch that he will not seek reelection this coming November, Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) wishes to thank him for his many years of service to our state and country. We commend the Senator for this decision and encourage him to focus on the legacy he will leave. We call upon him to use the remainder of his time in office to act with boldness and integrity in putting country before party and in defending the principles of honor, decency, and justice upon which our nation was founded.

Senator Hatch now has an opportunity to take across the finish line several critical legislative solutions he helped shape years ago that would provide permanent protection to some of the most vulnerable among us. We speak here specifically of CHIP and protection for DREAMers. We ask him to act decisively on these matters.

We also encourage Utah voters to seize this opportunity to elect a man or woman of integrity as our new senator in November–one who will consistently place principle over party.

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About MWEG: Founded in February 2017, Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) is a 501(c)4 nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to the ideals of decency, honor, accountability, transparency, and justice in governing. Mormon Women for Ethical Government is a private organization and is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do, however, fully sustain, honor, and support the Church’s doctrines and leaders.

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