July 2015 Chair Report

July 2015 Chair Report

Amy Barry

Amy Barry

Happy July!

This month starts off with the 4th of July festival in the heart of Sugar House.

Thank you to the Sugar House Chamber for their work to pull off this festival and fApollo Burger for returning as the lead sponsor to bring you the fireworks!

We celebrate Independence Day and our freedom, but I am left wondering how engaged we are in the rights and freedom we are afforded. Salt Lake City has a primary election for Mayor this year and an estimated 20% of registered voters will actually vote. We celebrate the independence and freedom on the 4th of July as an honored tradition. Yet, too many citizens are not engaged in electing our leaders.

This year all registered voters in Salt Lake City will be mailed a ballot on July 14th. If you do not receive a paper ballot in the mail call 801-468-7400 to get one. You can vote on election day August 11th, but only at a few locations around the city. Take this 4th of July to heart and vote.

The SHCC has joined with our neighboring community organizations to sponsor a Mayoral debate JULY 28th! Come and meet the candidates from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and then attend the debate from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You can submit a question at the event in writing to learn more about the candidates. This event is hosted by the Association of Students at Westminster College and will be held in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall. Jennifer Napier-Pearce will be moderating and the League of Women Voters will be helping organize the questions.

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