2020 Elections & Census

2020 presents critical opportunities to have your voice heard, and for you to make an impact in your community. By registering and pledging to vote, you can participate in our democracy. By answering the census questionnaire, you can make a difference on important issues that affect your community like the environment, education, immigration, and health care access.

Electoral Work

Every year, it is the goal of Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah to help candidates whose values and work align with our policy issues to get elected to local office. It’s essential that the people elected to office stand with us on access to safe and legal abortion, affordable birth control, health care and education at Planned Parenthood, and health care equity.

We will stand with candidates who stand with us.

Candidates who support our main policy issues and would like to be considered for endorsement by PPAC of Utah are invited to submit a survey.

Those candidates endorsed by PPAC of Utah may receive public recognition and in-kind donations–such as phone banking and canvassing.

Members of the public who would like to march with endorsed candidates and participate in phone banking and/or canvassing should sign up to join our Birds and the Beehive Ambassador program.

 

Register to Vote

Voting in the 2020 election during a world-wide pandemic presents new challenges like never before. To ensure your voice is counted this year, make sure your voter registration is update to date so you get your ballot in the mail at the correct address. The primary election this year is vote-by-mail only.

Primary elections in Utah: June 30th, 2020

General elections: November 3rd, 2020

Register to vote or update your information right now! You must register or update your information by June 19th to vote in the June 30th primary.

 

2020 Census

The census is a headcount of everyone living in the United States. The Constitution requires that a census take place every 10 years — it’s a right for every person who resides in the U.S. The 2020 census has big implications for sexual and reproductive health care. 

Filling out the census can be done online at 2020census.gov and takes less than 10 minutes!

Why should you complete the census? 

Historically, many communities have been underrepresented in census data, including young children, families with low incomes, immigrants, people of color and people experiencing homelessness. If the census misses people, undercounted communities won’t get fair funding for critical programs, and officials won’t have the reliable information they need to make decisions.

Why is it so important for ALL of our communities to be counted?

  • Money. The census determines how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal, state, and private sector money are spent on infrastructure, hospitals, public transportation, food stamp programs, child care programs, schools, and more — including a lot of different health care programs. 
  • Political power. Census data determines the number of congressional representatives each state gets.
  • Data. The 2020 Census will provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. 

So it’s really, really important that every person in every community be counted in the 2020 census. If not, over the next 10 years, we’ll miss out on jobs, money for our children’s classrooms, access to health care, and more. Our tax dollars should come back to us!

Fill out the census now at 2020census.gov!