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Host Devin Thorpe, candidate for Utah's 3rd Congressional District, interviews guests to discuss social issues that impact Utahns. Paid for by Friends of Devin Thorpe.

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Host Devin Thorpe, candidate for Utah's 3rd Congressional District, interviews guests to discuss social issues that impact Utahns. Paid for by Friends of Devin Thorpe.

    Salt Lake Democratic Party Chair On Voter Education

    Salt Lake Democratic Party Chair On Voter Education

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    Guest: Emily Hase
    Office Held: Chair, Salt Lake County Democratic Party
    Issue: Voter education. Ensuring voters are educated on how to cast ballots, and the importance of voting in down-ballot races is important for electing Democrats in all offices.

    Bio: Emily Hase serves as the Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party by night, and as a business analyst for a Fortune 100 company by day. She got her start in Utah politics in 2013 when she managed the re-election campaign for the great JoAnn Seghini, and has been working to elect local leaders ever since. She has worked on campaigns from city council to Governor, and serves on committees for the Salt Lake County and Utah Democratic Parties, local issue and identity caucuses, and the Young Democrats of America.

    Website: https://www.slcountydems.com/
    Twitter: @emily_j_hase
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emily.Hase.UT/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyhase/
    Instagram: @emily.j.d.hase

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    • 6 min
    Democrats CAN win in Utah -- Chris Peterson & Karina Brown -- #plugintodevin

    Democrats CAN win in Utah -- Chris Peterson & Karina Brown -- #plugintodevin

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    Guest: Chris Peterson
    Office Sought: Utah Governor

    Bio: Chris' government and policy experience include:
    · Working as a Special Advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense where he helped lead the Pentagon’s efforts to protect military servicemembers from predatory lending. The Secretary of Defense awarded Peterson the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence for his efforts on behalf of military families;
    · Serving in the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where Peterson’s team stopped deceptive and abusive practices by Wall Street banks, payday lenders, and debt collection agencies. His team won $12 billion in refunds and restitution for Americans who were victimized by illegal financial practices; and,
    · Leading at the University of Utah where he worked as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs with managerial responsibility for the educational mission of the University’s College of Law.
    Peterson is a national leader and authority on consumer protection. He has published several books including a university textbook on consumer law and an award winning book on predatory lending. The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, an association of state and local consumer law enforcement agencies, gave Peterson its national consumer advocate of the year award for his public service. Chris lives in Salt Lake City with his amazing wife and three wonderful kids. He's a fifth generation Utahn with deep pioneer roots. Chris was born and raised in West Valley City and attended Utah’s public schools. A father of three, Chris is married to Tera Peterson who is also a practicing attorney. Tera is an Assistant Solicitor General in the Utah Attorney General Office’s Criminal Appeals Division where she works to protect crime victims including especially abused children. The Petersons enjoy skiing in Utah's mountains and hiking our state's majestic deserts.

    Website: https://petersonforutah.com/
    Twitter: @PetersonUtah
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetersonforUtah/


    Guest: Karina Brown
    Office Held: City of Nibley Planning Commissioner
    Office Sought: Lt. Governor
    Issue: Democrat elections

    Bio: Karina is President of the Cache County Friends of the Children's Justice Center Board and was a founding sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative (Proposition 3) adopted by Utah voters in 2018. She also serves on the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Cache Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee. She is a Planning Commissioner for the city of Nibley, Utah. And she is the co-founder of the Cache Valley United for Change organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement. Karina also currently serves as Co-Chair of Cache Celebration of Women's Suffrage 2020, an organization working to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The organization is dedicated to educating Utah students about voting history including the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 1870 when Seraph Young of Utah was the first woman in America to vote under an equal suffrage law. The Women’s Suffrage 2020 curriculum includes an educational exhibit available to school districts across the state. Brown has an M.S. in Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources from Eastern Michigan University and a B.S. in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing a Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Karina is married to Dr. Karl Brown, a physician and Air Force veteran and is a mother of four fabulous children in Nibley, Utah (Cache Valley). Her hobbies include fitness, spending time with family, listening to audio books, and playing violin and guitar.

    Twitter: @petersonutah @karinaforutah
    Facebook: facebook.com/karina

    • 5 min
    Environmental Caucus Chair Alan Naumann On Utah Air - #plugintodevin

    Environmental Caucus Chair Alan Naumann On Utah Air - #plugintodevin

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    Guest: Alan Naumann
    Office Held: Chair, Environmental Caucus, Chair, Flip 7 Committee
    Office Sought: Support Utah House races
    Issue: Air Quality. Health is threatened. Need to drastically reduce burning fossil fuels

    Bio: Solar and EV charging contractor, Chair, Environmental Caucus, Chair, Flip & Committee

    Twitter: @alanrnaumann
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alan.naumann.90
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-naumann-72608b45/

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    • 8 min
    UT Rep Brian King Discusses Public Education, Clean Air, Economics, and Health Care - #plugintodevin

    UT Rep Brian King Discusses Public Education, Clean Air, Economics, and Health Care - #plugintodevin

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    Guest: Brian King
    Office Held: Representative, House District 28, Utah State Legislature; Leader, House Minority Caucus
    Office Sought: Re-election to that office
    Issue: Public education, clean air, quality outdoor life, economic development, access to health care. They are critically important quality of life issues. I am in favor of all of them!

    Bio: Brian S. King serves in the Utah state House of Representatives. He graduated from the
    University of Utah College of Law in 1985 and has practiced law in Salt Lake City for
    over 30 years. Most of that time he has represented individuals suing health, life, and
    disability insurers and self funded employee benefit plans. This work usually involves the
    Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"). He has lectured across the
    country and written frequently on the topic. Mr. King was invited to testify before the
    Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. regarding proposed changes to ERISA's
    claims and appeals procedures and also testified before the Departments of Labor, Health
    and Human Services, and Treasury about changes to the federal Mental Health Parity and
    Addiction Equity Act. He has been lead counsel in hundreds of trial and appellate cases
    across the country involving health, life, and disability claims. Mr. King has also been
    lead counsel for plaintiffs in over a dozen class actions, mostly involving ERISA cases.
    He has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and in many Federal Circuit
    and District courts. He is a past president of the Utah Association for Justice (formerly
    the Utah Trial Lawyers Association). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the
    Rape Recovery Center and on the Board for the ACLU of Utah.
    In 2008 Brian was elected to the Utah State House of Representatives as the Democratic
    representative for District 28 in Salt Lake City. He is a member of the House Judiciary
    and Business and Labor Standing committees. He also serves on the Executive Offices
    and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, the Constitutional Defense Council,
    and the Federalism Commission. He was elected by his Democratic House colleagues as
    the Leader of the House Democratic caucus in 2014 and continues to serve in that
    position.

    Website: www.kingforrep.com
    Twitter: @RepBrianKing
    Facebook: Facebook.com/Brian.king.7528/
    Instagram: @briansking

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    • 9 min
    Cities4Peace Founder On Nonviolence & Social Justice - #plugintodevin

    Cities4Peace Founder On Nonviolence & Social Justice - #plugintodevin

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    Guest: Mandar Apte
    Issue: Promoting peace, compassion, nonviolence and social justice. Violence affects everyone - me - you - everyone - irrespective of our socio-economic status, political views, or where we live. We have to come together to end systemic racism and promote compassion, nonviolence and harmonious co-existence

    Bio: Mandar is a former Shell GameChanger who used to manage Shell's investment portfolio on social innovations that create shared value - both social impact and business value. After working at Shell for 17 years, Mandar became a Visiting Scholar at George Mason and started an innovation lab on the Business for Peace that provides innovation consulting to brands to find novel ways to make peace profitable. Currently, he manages a nonprofit peace consultancy 'Cities4Peace' that actively promotes peace and compassion in cities across the world. His flagship work in 2019 was in Los Angeles - working closely with the LAPD and the LA Mayors Office for Gang Reduction in Los Angeles. In 2017, Mandar produced/directed a documentary film 'From India With Love' (now on Amazon Prime). The documentary showcases the journey to India that he hosted for the parents from the Sandy Hook school, Black Lives Matter activists and a former gang member from LA to study nonviolence.

    Website: www.cities4peace.org
    Twitter: @mandarapte108 @cities4peace
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandarapte108/

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    • 8 min
    Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources Exec & Pacific Island Heritage Month - #plugintodevin

    Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources Exec & Pacific Island Heritage Month - #plugintodevin

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    Guest: Susi Feltch Malohifo'ou
    Office Held: Executive Director, Co-Founder

    Website: https://pik2ar.org/
    Facebook: facebook.com/pik2ar
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susifmalohifoou/
    Instagram: @pik2ar

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