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Stop the Gerrymander
This is your last chance to influence the redistribution process, something that only happens once every 10 years after the census. After a slew of public hearings by the Utah Legislature and Independent Redistribution Commission, maps will be drawn and sent to the almighty legislature to make the final cut. You can influence where they draw those boundaries. Attend all or part of Public hearings of the legislative delimitation committee and / or the Utah Independent Constituency Commission Public Hearings. In person or virtual: Friday, September 24, Cedar City, 1 p.m. and Roosevelt, 6 p.m. Saturday, September 25, St. George, 10 a.m.. and Ephraim, 11 a.m., free. utahredistricting.org

Overview of the Supreme Court
Despite exhortations to the contrary, the Supreme Court of the United States is steeped in partisan politics. Take a few minutes to explore what the judges will decide on at their next session at Overview of the Supreme Court’s mandate 2021-2022. The list of topics on the court’s docket include abortion, 2nd Amendment, religious freedom, disability discrimination, national security and more. Two prominent Supreme Court litigators will guide you through cases such as New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, who is examining whether New York’s restrictive gun licenses violate the Second Amendment. Or there is Carsen v. Makin, in which the High Court will determine whether a state violates the First Amendment or the 14th Amendment if it excludes religious schools from state-funded student aid. Virtual, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m., free. https://bit.ly/3E19SBK

Climate strike
The world is killing itself and most people agree that climate change is the reason. Yet they do nothing. “It’s time to act against climate change”, say young people Global climate strike, which ends with a walk to the State Capitol. Without a rapid and dramatic reduction in carbon emissions, the effects of climate change will be catastrophic, warnings from the International Panel on Climate Change. “Parents, grandparents, teachers and government officials: do you love us, do you love your children? Asks 14-year-old Natalie Roberts. “If you really did, we wouldn’t be afraid of what our future holds. We wouldn’t be on strike every week demanding action on the climate crisis you have caused.” Washington Square Park, North Side, 451 S. State, 11 a.m., free. https://bit.ly/3CjVT8A

Candidates Forum
It is that time of year when politics are unleashed and candidates try to get their message across to the public. Be a better voter and learn about some of these important events ahead of the election. Cottonwood Heights Candidate Forum features city council districts 3 and 4 and the mayoral race. Bountiful Meet the Candidates: General Election presents four candidates for the city council and three candidates for mayor. Cottonwood: Cottonwood City Hall, 2277 E. Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, Tuesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m., free. https://bit.ly/3kiYyZZ Bountiful: Bountiful Town Hall, 795 S. Main Street, Bountiful, 6:30 p.m., free. https://bit.ly/3zh26A9

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