Initiative Aims to Give Utahns More Access to Politicians
The Utah Political Capitol (UPC) group is launching a new initiative to encourage Utahns to interact with their representatives, and make state politics more accessible to the average state resident. Eric Ethington is the Managing Editor of the UPC and said it's vital the community is involved.
"For good government to succeed, we the people must be engaged. If UPC can help even a few voters understand what their elected officials are actually doing while in office, then we feel like we have helped create a more informed electorate and that's good for Democracy,” Ethington said.
The connection process is simple, Ethington said, and requires only an address and a message.
"With One-Click Democracy, any Utahn can connect with their elected officials about the issues they care about, even if they don't know who their elected officials are," Ethington said. "All you need to do is enter your address and our system will automatically filter to your representatives, then type in your message and hit send. It's as simple as that.”
The site is set up to allow users to send a message to any representative, from President Barack Obama and their Congressman to their state Representative or Senator.
For more information on One-Click Democracy, visit their website.