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Citizen Revolt - Dec. 21 

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Clean The Air
This tax/inversion season, you can help end the frustration of government excuses. Put your money where your mouth is and support clean-air action and legislation. For the first time, you can contribute on your 2017 Utah income tax return to the Clean Air Fund. The Division of Air Quality receives the total balance of the fund to provide grant money for activities to improving Utah's air quality and to beef up programs that educate the public about the importance of this issue. There's a catch, though. The whole thing ends in three years if donations turn out to be less than $30,000 a year. In other words, your government doesn't really want to fund clean air, so you have to. Clean Air Fund, UT Form TC-40, 2017 tax form, write code and amount of your donation, incometax.utah.gov/contributions.

Homeless Vigil
While the government is trying to solve the state's homelessness problem in the most bureaucratic way possible, people are dying on the streets. Admittedly, homelessness has no easy fix, but it is heartbreaking to witness the missed opportunities and wrong turns. So, when everything else fails, Americans turn to "thoughts and prayers." At least in this instance, the Homeless Persons Candlelight Vigil may be an opportunity to draw attention to the plight and the need for action now. Pioneer Park, 375 S. 400 West, 801-410-8314, Thursday, Dec. 21, 5:30-6:15 p.m., free, bit.ly/2B2m0Cz.

Recovery Resource
It's the most wonderful time of the year—unless you're battling addiction, depression or other mental health problems. Friends and Family Resource Night is an ongoing community meeting that's especially critical during the holidays. Trained clinicians are available to help, and it doesn't matter if you or someone you care about needs it. It's a great way to get informed and move forward. 4848 Commerce Drive, Murray, 385-212-4476, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 6-8 p.m., free/space limited, bit.ly/2j587vm.

How To Be A Force
The film A Force More Powerful "explores how popular movements battled entrenched regimes and military forces with unconventional weapons like boycotts, strikes and demonstrations." This free screening could help viewers understand the impact of non-violent resistance. Marmalade Library, 280 W. 500 South, 801-594-8680, Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Aqtqyr.

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