Utah Democratic Party Southern Utah Red Rock Tour (Aug 22-24)
Utah Democrats will embark upon a 3 day tour through Southern Utah’s communities to discuss the current plans for redistricting as presented by the Utah Legislature. The 2011 redistricting process may be the most important event of the decade. Currently, the redistricting maps which have been developed by members of the legislative redistricting committee suggest that Southern Utah communities should be combined with Northern Utah interests. We believe that this is the wrong approach. Southern Utah has uniquely different needs when it comes to issues such as natural resources, public lands, agriculture, and economic development. Utah Democrats firmly believe that a congressional district should be created specifically for Southern Utah, and represented by a member of congress who is familiar with the communities within the area.
Utah Democrats will meet with Southern Utah residents, elected officials, political activists, members of the media, and other interested parties to discuss our alternative plan for representation in Congress.