Unit meetings are resuming. Open to the public, you may choose one that fits your schedule and
What is the Future of Utah Agriculture?
This month we will be focusing on the recent League of Women Voters of Utah Agricultural study. This study assesses the profitability and sustainability of food production in Utah. Our unit meetings for October will be discussing the published study and recommending consensus positions this fall. You may read the study here. We recommend looking over our study questions here.
Traditionally a sustainable agriculture has been defined as one that meets society’s food and fiber needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. However, in current usage, a sustainable food system is one that promotes locally grown food. According to Envision Utah, in our state, as the population grows and if current production levels remain the same, the percent of our diet that is produced in the state can only decrease dramatically
TOWN CLUB – Wednesday, Nov. 14
NITE OWLS – Monday, Oct. 22
BENCH BUNCH – (Combined with Girl Scout Unit)
SANDY UNIT –Thursday,
LIBRARY UNIT – Thursday, Oct. 25
PARK CITY UNIT –Tuesday, Oct. 23
Suggested Books for Discussion
The Constitution of the United States
Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J. D. Vance
Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right by Jane Mayer
White Trash: the 400-year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg
Rat F**ed: the true story behind the secret plan to steal America’s democracy by David Daley
Evicted: poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond
Strangers in Their Own Land: anger and mourning on the American right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
A Fine Mess: a global quest for a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system by T.R. Reid
White Rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide by Carol Anderson
The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books by Azar
Fantasy Land: how America went haywire: a 500-year history by Kurt Anderson
Following is a partial list of the books that will be discussed at individual units. Plan to read the book and attend the discussion. Feel free to attend more than one unit.
Library Unit – Two books: A Fine Mess and Fantasy Land
Nite Owls – Dark Money
Sandy Unit – Dark Money
Girl Scout Unit – Just Mercy
Bench Bunch – Reading Lolita in Tehran
Members are encouraged to join a unit to explore the issues and make recommendations on positions. Once approved by the board and
According to League history, unit meetings got started during World War II in response to gasoline rationing when members found it easier to meet in neighborhood groups or “units.”
Unit meetings are still the foundation of the League. These days, unit meeting times and locations are organized around members’ schedules rather than
League of Women Voters Unit Meetings
A study is done by local
Unit meetings are the “grassroots” of the League of Women Voters. They are where differing opinions are welcome and where consensus results in wording to which our members can agree.
Check our calendar for information on dates and venues for unit meetings.