Nonprofit Townhall with Congressman John Curtis (online)

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Want Congressman John Curtis to hear what’s on your mind? You can’t be heard unless you speak, so join UNA and the congressman for a UNA Nonprofit Townhall. UNA Townhalls are your chance to educate and influence our elected officials. Your participation shows the congressman that Utah’s nonprofits play an important role in our state, deserve a seat at the table, and must be heard.

The impact of changes in public policy on your mission can be positive, negative, neutral, and even a mix of all three. Through advocacy and civic engagement, you have the opportunity and responsibility to be part of the conversation that shapes policies. And you can make that conversation positive by first, sharing what's on your heart and mind, and then by finding common ground with our elected officials.  

UNA’s Townhalls create a platform for you to begin connecting—or to deepen your connections—with our elected officials.  

Why Attend: Participating in the Townhall is your opportunity to speak to your mission and add your voice to the collective speaking on behalf of Utah nonprofits. 

Who Should Attend? 
Bring your staff, board, and volunteers. (We are all in this together!) 

Should I attend even if my nonprofit is not in the Congressperson's district? 
If your nonprofit serves constituents in District 3, yes! Not sure? Find out here.  

What can I expect during the session? 
Congressman Curtis will first speak about his policy priorities and then answer our questions. 

How do I share my questions? 
Come prepared with questions for Congressman Curtis, there will be time made available to ask your questions. 

About Congressman Curtis 
Congressman John Curtis is proud to represent Utah’s Third Congressional District on the House Energy and Commerce Committee with the Subcommittee on Health, the Subcommittee on Communications & Technology, and the Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change. 

The Committee on Energy and Commerce, the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, was originally established in 1795 to regulate interstate and foreign commerce. Today, the Committee has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress. It legislates on a wide variety of issues, including: 

  • health care, including mental health and substance abuse 
  • health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid 
  • biomedical research and development 
  • food, drug, device and cosmetic safety 
  • environmental protection  
  • clean air and climate change 
  • safe drinking water 
  • toxic chemicals and hazardous waste 
  • national energy policy 
  • renewable energy and conservation 
  • nuclear facilities 
  • electronic communications and the internet 
  • broadcast and cable television 
  • privacy, cybersecurity and data security 
  • consumer protection and product safety 
  • motor vehicle safety 
  • travel, tourism and sports    
  • interstate and foreign commerce 

The Committee also oversees several federal departments and agencies, including: 

  • Department of Health and Human Services 
  • National Institutes of Health 
  • Food and Drug Administration 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Indian Health Service 
  • Environmental Protection Agency   
  • Department of Energy 
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission     
  • Federal Communications Commission 
  • Federal Trade Commission 
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission 
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
  • Department of Commerce 
  • Department of Transportation 
  • Department of Homeland Security   

1. The best way to influence your elected official is with face-to-face conversations. Town halls are one of the ways to have such a conversation. 

2. Town halls are an opportunity to participate in the democratic process. This is a right we have as American citizens. 

3. Town halls are a great place to connect policy to the actual effect they can have on us personally. It’s important for both your elected official and the community at large to hear these stories. 

4. The elected official works for you, the voter. They must listen and respond to their constituents at town halls. It is one of the ways we can hold them accountable. 

5. Town halls are a great way to hear the concerns of your community. You’ll feel closer to your community when you realize how many others feel the same way you do about a particular issue. 

Cost: free for UNA Members/$10 for Not-Yet-Members

May 24th, 2021 1:00 PM through  2:00 PM
Salt Lake
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Registration Fee $ 10.00