Whether you’re just beginning your journey to run for office or looking for reelection, Real Women Run is here to help you make that happen. Below you’ll find resources from the YWCA and other community partners and organizations you can use to help you make your dreams a reality.
On top of these great resources, Real Women Run offers training around campaigning, fundraising, canvassing, and more. It takes a team to make a campaign a success, and we’re proud to be part of yours. To learn more about our current training offerings, check out our events page.
YWCA Utah’s vision is that all Utah women are thriving and leading the lives they choose, with their strength benefiting their families, communities, and the state as a whole. YWCA Utah and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) have partnered to publish this 2018 fact sheet on the well-being of women in Utah as part of IWPR’s Status of Women in the States project. We are proud to provide a reliable resource, with a particular focus on the intersection of race and ethnicity with gender, and further encourage exploration, community collaboration, and policy change for the benefit of the entire state.
A Brief Explanation of SB 54
SB54 (2014), shorthand for Senate Bill 54, is a law that passed during the 2014 Legislative Session modifying Utah’s existing primary election process. SB54 changes how candidates are nominated and how political parties are classified.
SB54 does not eliminate the political party convention system. It does, however, introduce an alternative method for candidates to get on the primary election ballot. Depending on a party’s classification, a candidate may get on the primary ballot by gathering petition signatures, obtaining a nomination through the party’s convention, or both.
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