Here at HEAL Utah, we want to amplify as many voices in as many effective ways as possible. Whether reaching out to your local elected official or getting a letter to the editor published in your local paper, your voice matters, so use it proudly and loudly!
Here are some of our favorite ways to take action:
Have you signed up for our email list yet? If you do, you can receive messages from us that inform you about upcoming government actions and prompt you to fill out an action alert, which are messages from you to legislators or regulators about these specific policy decisions. Sign up here.
During Utah’s 6-week legislative session, we basically camp out at the Capitol (well, we would if there were easily-accessible showers). You don’t have to camp out with us, but you can come by to join us for citizen lobby days. With some initial training from us, which includes updates on issues we are working on, you can come to the Capitol and we’ll accompany you as you speak informally with your representative. Sign up to volunteer here and reach out to Noah Miterko (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Register to vote
Voting is one of the most effective ways to make a difference. Register, read up on the candidates and issues, vote, repeat! You can get set up to do it in 3 minutes or less by heading here.
Concerned about a piece of legislation? Want to shed light on an issue in your community? Reach your representative directly! Having direct contact with your decision-maker is one of the best ways to influence policy and choices on the Hill. Find out who represents you and how to contact them by entering your address here.
Write a letter to the editor
Getting a letter to the editor in your local paper is a great way to draw attention, from both your community and even elected officials, to an issue that you’re passionate about. Take a look at our letter to the editor guide to help get started.