Utah Whig Outreach Director

I’m tired of extremes in American politics and the “us vs them” mentality that goes with it. I want to see a new political party with members that focus on meeting the needs of the people, not the needs of their party. I’m the Director of the Utah Whig Outreach program which can be found at the following:

 

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Matthew Jacobsen

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  • commented on The United Utah Party And The Centrist Project 2017-07-26 14:56:26 -0400
    There’s also the Utah Modern Whig Party too. We’re currently working on ballot access, and hope that we can talk/work with the United Utah Party in the future. While centrists working together is great it would be ideal to establish the Whigs nationwide as the home for centrist & moderates.

    I hope all people on this forum that considers themselves Whigs will go to the party directory on this site, contact their local leadership, and volunteer to help build the party & Whig campaigns. If there’s no one available locally contact the next available leadership available up in the party about starting a new chapter where they are.

  • commented on FAKE NEWS 2017-07-25 14:25:39 -0400
    I just looked over the forum after not doing so for a while. Interesting points brought up. What’s very interesting is looking back at the phrase “Fake News” as it was shortly after the election. The very phrase has turned back against the media, and it is a favorite to be used against them by their opponents.

    All going back to your point of “it obligates those who lean toward a particular ideology to support any claim that favors their team”, and I’d take it a step further that what we see is denouncing anything that is contradictory to their ideology. People are choosing their news reports/facts to support their opinions & refute those they disagree with.

  • @matthjacobsen tweeted link to Petition . 2017-01-24 17:26:55 -0500

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  • commented on Getting the word out, and joining the conversation 2016-09-27 12:34:18 -0400
    I’m working with the Utah Whig Outreach Program — something the other Whig and I came up with our last meting. You can us at utahwhigoutreach@gmail.com

    We’ve got our first meeting coming up tomorrow, September 28, and we’re trying to get regular monthly meetings in Salt Lake City for Whigs. Hopefully this will help establish the party on its way to growing here in Utah. Any other Whigs that have had experience growing the party in their respective states, please contact the email above with your suggestions.

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