Alliance for a Better Utah
Better Utah works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. Formed in 2011, the Alliance for a Better Utah is a year-round, multi-issue advocacy group promoting progressive ideas and calling for balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics. Balance: Whether in public discourse or in the state legislature, reasoned policy emerges from good faith discussions where all points of view are given the opportunity to be heard. We take balance seriously by making sure alternative viewpoints are heard not only in the halls of power, but in the press, the blogosphere and across social media. Transparency: Citizens have the right to know what their elected officials are doing. We help keep government transparent and information flowing freely by monitoring compliance with open records laws, improving access to campaign finance information, and creating a direct communication bridge between Utahns and their elected officials. Accountability: “Power tends to corrupt,” said Lord Acton. We couldn’t agree more. Whether it is monitoring the inner workings of the executive branch, keeping our eyes on individual legislators, or making sure state boards and committees are listening to their constituents, we hold elected and appointed leaders to the common sense ethical standards shared by the majority of Utahns. To drive a public narrative that empowers Utah’s electorate and holds public officials accountable.