The Utah Democratic Party announced an upcoming “Listening Tour” and Community Survey to gather feedback from Democrats across the state following the 2016 election.
The listening tour and community survey will coincide with the formation of a Reorganizing Task Force meant to guide the direction of the Utah Democratic Party in 2017 and beyond.
“We look forward to receiving feedback from Democrats across the state,” said Utah Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon. “Utah Democrats learned many lessons in 2016, and 2017 will be a rebuilding year for us. We want to make sure all voices are heard and that all cross-sections of our party have a seat at the table to help guide the direction of the Utah Democratic Party not just in 2017, but also looking ahead to the 2018 midterm and legislative elections and to 2020 when we will once again battle the unconstitutional practice of gerrymandering in Utah.”
Dates and cities for the listening tour are as follows (venues still TBD):
Jan. 6: St. George
Jan. 7: Moab
Jan. 10: Provo
Jan. 17: Ogden
Jan. 25: Logan
Jan. 31: Salt Lake City
Feb. 1: Online
Utah Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon and other members of party leadership will be on hand at each stop of the tour to take feedback from Utah Democrats in townhall style meetings.
Members of the Restructuring Task Force will be selected after filling out an application and will be appointed by the Party Chair, with approval from the full Executive Committee. All Utah Democrats are encouraged and invited to apply. The goal of the Task Force is to propose changes to the Utah Democratic Party Constitution and Bylaws that will make the Utah Democratic Party a more open and welcoming organization, as well as refocus what the mission of the Utah Democratic Party is, and should be.
The Community Survey will be conducted online through January 31, 2017 with feedback being used to help guide the Task Force in their proposed changes.