Ballots are arriving all over District 44! Don’t forget to fill yours out, sign it, and send it back! After years of work on making this campaign a reality, I can’t believe we’re finally here. Thank you for your support and your enthusiasm — I can’t wait to represent you on Capitol Hill. #VoteUtah
Did you know that our campaign has the recommendation of both the Utah Education Association and Canyons Education Association? Educators and school officials alike know that now is the time for new, dynamic leadership representing HD44 on Capitol Hill. I am honored by this support and vote of confidence.
Only one month until Election Day! I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has worked hard to make our campaign succeed. In the last four weeks, I am committed to bringing this victory home -- but it will take all of us to do it. Today we are asking supporters to take one (or all!) of the following actions:
- CONFIRM your voter registration at vote.utah.gov
- RECRUIT five friends to commit to vote, either when ballots drop next week, or on November 6th
- DONATE to help keep our campaign running! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/4for44
- VOLUNTEER to knock doors, make phone calls, or be part of our Election Day team
All of these steps and more can be taken at our website, voteandrewstoddard.com. These next few weeks are critical, and if I'm elected, I promise to work hard for you every single day that I'm a member of the Utah legislature. Let's make this happen!
The framework for MedC legislation released today looks like a step in the right direction. I'm pleased to see Utah's legislature beginning to listen to the unmistakable message Utah's citizens are sending- sick people deserve access to medicine that will help them. Whatever happens at the ballot box in November, Utah will have a MedC program.
Make no mistake, however- this wouldn't be happening at all without the tireless work of TRUCE and the overwhelming statewide support for Prop 2. I continue to support the proposition. It is a better solution than what we have now, and passing it will place appropriate pressure on Utah's legislators to heed the will of the people who elected them.
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Whether you’re a lifelong voter or a first-timer, you can find great information at vote.utah.gov.Make sure to check your status, update your address if needed, and prepare for midterms in six weeks!
First time voters - you can register online, and if you need help, there are great organizations like Voterise who have your back. Your vote counts!
The hearing of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is powerful, important, and devastating. Survivors of sexual assault and violence are watching as their trauma and pain is inspected on a national stage. I believe Dr. Ford, and I believe survivors. For anyone who needs it, RAINN has a National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline you can reach at 800.656.HOPE. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Over 64% of Utahns are in favor of Prop 2 - but only 50% of candidates for Utah HD44. I am committed to supporting this initiative and working with the legislature to address any issues as they occur. It's far past time for Utah to take this important step. #PatientsNotCriminals
Amazing news: The Utah State Board of Regents just voted unanimously to ask the legislature for funding to put a college access adviser in every Utah public high school. This is an important step that could have incredible implications for education access and student success.
College access advisers help students with the entire process, including connecting them to first-year experience programs on campus once they are admitted. They help counselors shoulder their enormous workloads, provide another point of contact for students, and are able to focus on the college process in order to more specifically serve applicants.
I am so excited about this news, and even more excited at the thought of working with folks in the legislature to get this initiative going. This campaign has real implications for students and families across the state -- every door you knock, every phone call you make, every dollar you donate goes toward ensuring that there is another voice for education access and school funding in the 2019 legislature. Let's do this!
This week, Utah Foundation released their study of Utah's Quality of Life Index. Their assessment found that Utah's Quality of Life Index is declining, despite the strong economy -- and financial security is the lowest performing factor on their Personal Quality of Life Index.
I've said this before: a supposedly "strong economy" does not always reflect the struggles of middle class and low-income workers. There should not be a trade off between a thriving economy and a healthy, happy workforce. That's why I'm committed to increasing financial security outcomes by making quality education accessible to all Utahns, and expanding the reach and resources of apprenticeship and trade school programs. Financial stability starts with opportunity, and education is the number one way to create diverse, fulfilling opportunities for all.
Read more from their study at this link: http://www.utahfoundation.org/…/utah-foundation-2018-quali…/
Out knocking doors in Sandy this week! A cute baby is always a good conversation starter - and Boston has some great ideas on policy. 😉 There’s less than 50 days until the election and we need your help. Knocking doors, making calls, donating - there are lots of ways to get involved. Sign up today at www.voteandrewstoddard.com/volunteer!
I am honored to have received the endorsement of Equality Utah for House District 44. Please make sure that regardless of where you live, you check their Voter Guide to see how your candidates scored. This upcoming legislative session will be critical for LGBTQIA+ issues, particularly as they apply to our youth. As your legislator, I will be a strong advocate for positive change. https://www.equalityutah.org/resources/voter-guide
We had the best time this morning teaming up with Ben McAdams! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to knock doors — this wouldn’t be possible without you. Today was the largest volunteer launch out of Ben’s West Jordan office, and we couldn’t be prouder to be part of it. Just seven Saturdays left until the election!
"Proposition 3 provides access to Medicaid for more than 150,000 Utahns who are earning under $17,000 per year for individuals, or parents earning less than $34,000 per year for a family of four.
It ensures hard-working Utahns who earn a promotion or work more hours won’t have their health care taken away.
It helps Utahns onto the path of self-reliance as they pull themselves out of poverty.
Medicaid rewards hard work instead of punishing it by cutting off a family’s health care. Utah is the most family-friendly state and Medicaid supports families."
This is an excellent piece by healthcare advocate Kat Martinez, and it gets to the core of why I am so proud to support Prop 3: Utah Decides. Working people and working families deserve to live without fear of being sent into financial ruin by any minor health issue. Medicaid expansion will protect families, create jobs, and improve our economy's health. I'm voting yes, and I hope you will too.
As a prosecutor and longtime victim advocate, I see firsthand the impact of domestic and intimate partner violence on Utah's communities. We cannot claim to be a state of family values without addressing this issue head-on. As your legislator, I will not shy away from the epidemic of domestic violence in Utah, but will work collaboratively with colleagues in the legislature to implement solutions that keep people and families safe. https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/09/11/commentary-be-family/
Andrew Stoddard for HD44 and Ben McAdams for CD4 are teaming up for a joint canvassing event on Saturday September 15th! All levels of experience encouraged to attend. Come out with these two great candidates to talk to voters and make sure we flip some seats in November!
We're meeting in Ben's West Jordan office inside the Gold Coast Plaza shopping center. Here's what you should bring:
- A fully charged cell phone (it's okay if you don't have one - we'll have a printed list for you)
- Water bottle
- Walking shoes
We'll provide door lists, fliers, training, and two candidates you can believe in!
Questions? Email email@example.com or text Madalena at 571-289-6060
Utah is the third fastest-growing state in the nation, and we must be consistently intentional in how we address that growth. I agree with General Contractors of America that improving the construction labor pool will require an increase of funding for career and technical education training, as well as an approach to immigration reform that increases opportunities for skilled laborers wishing to legally enter and work in the United States. Our nation is moving forward and we cannot allow progress to be impeded by antiquated systems and schools of thought. Change is coming, our future is bright and expansive, and Utah should be at the forefront of these movements rather than allowing our workers and communities to be left behind.