Week FOUR Highlights

Wow, what a whirlwind Week Four has been! So many good things happened, including HCR 7, Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship passing out of committee and SCR 1, Concurrent Resolution on Recommending Replacement of Phil Farnsworth Statue in United States Capitol passing off the House floor.

If I were to have a theme for Week Four it would have to be a shout out to the students, young girls, and girl scouts who have made their voices heard this week.  They made stuff happen and I couldn’t be more proud of them.  I hope this marks the beginning of a lifelong commitment to being actively engaged in community, state, and national issues.  We are going to be in good hands.

Pictures from this week, in no particular order 🙂 

Logan High School, West High School, and McGillis School students making a big impact on the passage of HCR 7. 

  

My great-great-Grandpa Moroni Price was a member of the 1897 Utah State House of Representatives.  He was a colleague of Martha Hughes Cannon, who made a little news this week.

 Sometimes you find truth in the most unusual places.

Presenting the Martha Hughes Cannon statue resolution, SCR 1, on the House floor.  Sponsor Sen. Todd Weiler is behind me wearing a t-shirt that says, “A woman’s place is in the House and in the Senate.”  Some people say we should add “and the Dome” to the shirt.

The 4-H State Ambassadors visited the Capitol on the day we voted on Martha Hughes Cannon.  What a great day to sit next to Cheyenne on the floor.

Meet Rep. Seegmiller, newest member of the House, representing St. George. He was sworn in on Day 25.  One of his first votes was on SCR 1.  Luckily, good things are ahead for him.  He was wise enough to vote yes 🙂

Pictures of Sen. Martha Hughes Cannon, left side of the front row, with other members of the Utah legislature, including two woman State Representatives to her left Sarah M. Anderson and Eurithe K. LaBarthe.

Martha Hughes Cannon, far left standing, with prominent women engaged in advocating for women’s suffrage, including Emmeline B. Wells and Susan B. Anthony, seated, to her left.

Utah’s Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus, established in 2015, includes current and former members of the Utah State Legislature.    

Memories….Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus Reception for current and former members of the legislature and legislative session interns.

Martha Hughes Cannon

A painting in the House Chamber of the first woman in the U.S. to vote, Seraph Young, a 23 year old daughter of Territorial Governor Brigham Young.  This occurred on Feb. 14, 1870, and she was the first woman to vote in the U.S., a full 50 years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave all women the right to vote.

    My niece, Sunny, was with me as we passed the Martha Hughes Cannon bill.  What a treat!

Some of the BetterDays 2020 team who were so critical to the passage of the bill.

More 4-H State Ambassadors!

Wonderful, insightful, and talented Natalie Tonks.  Check out her op-ed in the Deseret News about what Martha Hughes Cannon means to her.

                   

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