Nonprofit Townhall with Congressman Blake Moore (online)

Want Congressman Blake Moore 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 1, yes! Not sure? Find out here.   

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

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

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About Congressman Moore 
Congressman Blake Moore is proud to represent Utah’s First Congressional District on the House Committee on Armed Services, as a member of its Subcommittees on Readiness and on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Technologies. He also sits on the Committee on Natural Resources, as the vice ranking member for its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and as a member of its Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. 

The Committee on Armed Services provides House oversight over the armed services of the United States and its related programs, as well as study and draft legislation on issues and policies related to the armed services, including:  

  • defense policy generally  

  • ongoing military operations 

  • the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy 

  • counter-drug programs 

  • security cooperation and humanitarian assistance activities (except special operations-related activities) of the Department of Defense 

  • acquisition and industrial base policy 

  • technology transfer and export controls 

  • joint interoperability 

  • detainee affairs and policy 

  • force protection policy 

  • inter-agency reform as it pertains to the Department of Defense and the nuclear weapons programs of the Department of Energy 

Learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Committee on Armed Services and its assigned subcommittees. 

The Committee on Natural Resources provides House oversight over policies and programs governing the natural resources found across the United States, as well as study and draft legislation pertaining to those policies and programs, including:  

  • Fostering the political and economic development of the insular areas of the U.S. 

  • Providing oversight of the Puerto Rico, Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, (PROMESA) and the Oversight Board 

  • Seeking to improve the economies, local financial management, and provide a process for the orderly political development of all the territories of the U.S. 

  • Continuing efforts to advance economic self-sufficiency of the Freely Associated States 

  • Energy and Mineral Resources: 

  • Monitoring the development of oil and gas onshore and offshore 

  • Establishing renewable energy sources - solar, wind, geothermal, and ocean energy 

  • Overseeing coal and hard rock mining regulations 

  • Ensuring a fair return for the American people for energy & mineral development 

  • National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands: 

  • Enhancing America’s National Parks 

  • Protecting wilderness and conservation sites 

  • Fostering opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation 

  • Developing environmental regulation and public participation 

  • Water, Oceans, and Wildlife: 

  • Protecting our oceans, coasts and vulnerable sea life from pollution, climate change, and other threats 

  • Growing sustainable fisheries and resilient coastal and ocean economies 

  • Creating new water supplies to aid communities affected by drought 

  • Securing water supply certainty for tribal communities 

  • Preparing communities for climate change impacts on water supplies 

  • Conserving and recovering American species and their habitats 

  • Protecting our ecosystems and growing the outdoor recreation economy 

  • Enhancing international wildlife conservation efforts 

  • National wildlife refuges 

  • Indigenous Peoples of the United States: 

  • Protecting tribal sovereignty authority over lands and natural resources 

  • Empowering tribal governments with enhanced self-governance authorities 

  • Ensuring that tribal communities have access to resources they need and are legally entitled to 

  • Oversight and Investigations: 

  • Administering congressional oversight 

  • Evaluating the committee’s efforts to ensure effective management of our limited natural resources 

  • Ensuring policies are grounded in science that is free of financial conflicts of interest 

Learn more about the role and responsibilities of the House Committee on Natural Resources and its assigned subcommittees. You can also learn more from the perspectives of the Committee's Republican members, all of whom maintain a separate website. 

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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 

 

When
May 21st, 2021 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
Location
Webinar
Salt Lake
UT
Event Fee(s) - UNA Members: Please log in above to see member discount
Registration Fee $ 10.00