Party caucuses are right around the corner, so get ready to get involved in the political process at the neighborhood level. Also this week, don’t miss a Girl Scouts fundraiser in celebration of International Women’s Day, as well as a wrap-up of the 2012 Legislature at a forum hosting legislative leadership from both parties.
International Women’s Day
Thursday, March 8
This International Women’s Day, why not let the Girl Scouts of Utah help you celebrate the contributions of women in the world and at home here in Utah? This fundraiser event will feature a toast for Mary Nickles of KUTV 2. You can also enjoy cocktails and signature Girl Scout-themed desserts, along with entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 per person.
The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 801-716-5153, March 8, 6-9 p.m., GSUtah.org
Friday, March 9
For all your post-game analysis, don’t miss this annual forum held at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Following the final night at the Legislature, the forum hosts Senate President Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville; Speaker of the House Rep. Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, as well as minority leaders Rep. David Litvack, D-Salt Lake City, and Sen. Ross Romero, D-Salt Lake City. Get caught up on the session.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, March 9, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu
Tuesday & Thursday, March 13 & 15
This is where it all starts. By attending your party caucus, you engage in politics right at the neighborhood level. You can gather with your friends, colleagues and church congregation to elect precinct chairs and delegates who will attend conventions and speak for you when it comes to picking your representative. This is how democracy works, so it’s time to quit bitching from the sidelines and get involved.
Various locations, March 13 & 15, 7 p.m., for information about March 13 Democratic caucuses, visit UtahDemocrats.org; for information about March 15 Republican caucuses, visit UTGOP.org