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Angels in the Sweatbox

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

This week, things are a little bit more somber around the Sweatbox. We’re chatting about the recent tragedies in CA, TX, and OH. But, we also had the chance to sit down with Ogden Mayor candidate Angel Castillo about her vision for the city. We'll tell you this: Shane is SUPER interested in sidewalks.


Also: DON'T FORGET TO MAIL IN YOUR BALLOT THIS WEEK!


Listen to this week's episode here:

https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/podcast/episode/c589b7a2/angels-in-the-sweatbox

Two Mass Shootings in 24 Hours...

After the recent mass shooting at a food festival in Gilroy, CA, Americans experienced yet another barrage of bullets, this time in El Paso, TX. After going to bed with a heavy heart to that destructive shooting, the US woke up to news of a second incident, this time at nightclubs in Dayton, OH.


This got us wondering what has been done (or could be done) to mitigate some of these episodes. We learned about two pieces of legislation that have been languising in Mitch McConnell's "Legislative Graveyard" since February, when they both passed the Democratically-controlled House after the government shutdown finally ended.


Below are news articles about each:

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/27/698512397/house-passes-most-significant-gun-bill-in-2-decades


https://www.npr.org/2019/02/28/698990518/house-passes-second-gun-background-check-bill-in-as-many-days


Important to note: Rep. Rob Bishop voted against both pieces of legislation.


Action:

Call Sens. Romney and Lee to tell them you'd like to see the Senate Majority Leader at least bring these bills up for debate on the Senate floor.


Senator Romney:

Utah Office: (801) 524-4380

DC Office: (202) 224-5251


Senator Lee

Utah Office: (801) 392-9633

DC Office: (202) 224-5444


Tell us how the call went in the JCP FB group

#OgdenIsAwesome w/ Ogden Mayor Candidate, Angel Castillo



We had the good fortune of sitting down with Ogden Mayoral candidate Angel Castillo this week to chat about what she's running on (Housing, Public Safety, Education) and get her vision for the city under her administration.


Shane made sure to ask a lot of questions about sidewalks.


MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR BALLOTS IN BY AUGUST 12TH OR VOTE IN PERSON ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH!


Action:

Support Angel by donating, volunteering to phone bank or knock doors, and most importantly, voting in the primary by August 13th.


Learn more about Angel by visiting her website: www.angel4ogden.com

Upcoming Events


Monday, August 6th

Ogden's Night Out Against Crime

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Ogden Amphitheater

(343 E 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401)


Sunday, August 11th

Drinking Liberally w/ JCP

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Brewvies Ogden

(2293 Grant Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401)


Tuesday, August 13th

Election Day!

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Check Vote.utah.gov for your polling place (or just mail in your ballot by August 12th)


Join the JCP FB group by clicking here!