Democratic Caucus 2012
At this year’s Democratic caucus in Utah County people say they are taking steps to get more involved. Continue reading
At this year’s Democratic caucus in Utah County people say they are taking steps to get more involved. Anyone that wanted to sit with their district had to wait in a line out the door of Timpview High School’s cafeteria to get a closer look at district maps. But once the caucus started it was standing room only. Janita Andersen said that she she felt like it was a “kumbaya moment.”
Party officials said they are glad to see nearly double last year’s attendance. They said this is the result of a push from both parties to get people involved and encouragement from the LDS church. The large crowd helped people feel a unique sense of community. Andersen went on to say “Usually as a democrat you feel kind of isolated so when you come to a time like this you feel like, “wow I’m not alone” and it’s really exciting.”
This year the caucus veterans are especially pleased to see so many fresh faces. Sandy Wilding said “I am twenty four and I figure it’s about time I start forming some political views. I would really just like to learn basically what the party stands for.” Another caucus first timer, Jeff Griffin, agreed and said he felt a “responsibility as an American citizen.