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Citizen Revolt: Jan. 24 

Celebrate the Roe v. Wade anniversary, show your support for the Medicaid expansion initiative and remind the Legislature to pay attention to our air.

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It's been 46 years since women were granted the right to make their own medical decisions. The Roe v. Wade Anniversary Celebration is a time to commemorate the landmark Supreme Court decisionthat protected a person's right tosafe and legal abortionin the United States. The night features a curated open mic with performances from community members around the theme"Abortion is Health Care."All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood's work providing Utahns with comprehensive reproductive health care and education, and advocating for policy that ensures that abortion remains a safe and legal option, the event's website says. Publik Coffee Roasters, 975 S. West Temple, 801-532-1586, Friday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., $5 or whatever you can pay,

You thought because you voted for it, it would happen. Medicaid expansion should already be a reality, but alas—politics got in the way. Find out how you can support the citizen initiative and protect the law before legislators weaken it. First, you can Celebrate and Protect Prop 3 with the Utah Health Policy Project. Wear your "Yes on 3" T-shirts, pick up stickers, and learn about the threats to the law. A few days later, rally at the Capitol for No Medicaid Expansion Delay! Faith & Poverty Day to emphasize the ongoing commitment to Prop 3. Hear speakers talk about reducing childhood homelessness in Utah and how unmet medical needs can lead to families becoming homeless. Celebration: Hatch Family Chocolates, 376 E. 8th Ave., 801-433-2299, Monday, Jan. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., free, Rally: State Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-364-7765, Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-noon, free,

It's time again to try to make the Legislature pay attention to the air. Join the SLC Air Protectors at Stand With Us for Clean Air! to talk about strategy for this year's session. "Our air is going to be under siege, as well as our water, so do not hesitate to come and learn the power of your voice," the event's Facebook page says. "We can and will change the world if we stand shoulder to shoulder to fight for what we believe in." The legislative overview starts with a Native American-led ceremony, followed by a presentation on how to lobby. Hear a summary of bills the Air Protectors support, too. Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-953-3211, Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free,

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

A City Weekly contributor since 1992, Biele is the informed voice behind our Hits & Misses and Citizen Revolt columns. When not writing, you can catch her working to empower voters and defend democracy alongside the League of Women Voters.

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