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Hello Friends,Hatch To Challenge Sen. Hatch Green Party's Julian Hatch To Challenge Sen. Hatch SALT LAKE CITY Five-term incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will face a challenge from a distant member of his own family, Green Party candidate Julian Hatch, in the November 2006 election.
The Green Party of Utah announced Friday that the 51-year-old environmental activist and disabled veteran accepted the party's nomination at a convention this week.
“I am opposing my own relative so citizens of Utah will finally have a real choice since Democrats have adopted so many Republican policy positions in recent years,” said Hatch, a lifelong Utah resident. He works as the state's coordinator for the Western Watersheds Project, a public lands policy group based in Hailey, Idaho.
Julian Hatch opposes the war in Iraq and will also campaign for abortion rights, affordable health care, tax reform and public land protection.
“We are building a populist third party to challenge the ruling two-party system that has become immersed in big money and entrenched in fascist ideology,” he said.
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Hatch vs. Hatch: Utah Green announces for US Senate
Julian Hatch, a 51 year-old disabled veteran who opposes the continued occupation of Iraq is challenging Republican Senator Orrin Hatch in his campaign for an unprecedented sixth term. A lifelong native of Utah, Julian Hatch committed himself to a two-term limit upon accepting the nomination of the Green Party of Utah (GPUT) at a special convention held this week.
Julian Hatch holds a degree in Human Ecology and is the southern Utah Coordinator for Western Watersheds Project, the environmental public lands policy organization based in Hailey, Idaho. Julian was active in protesting the war prior to the invasion of Iraq and has been an environmental and social activist demanding integrity from government officials and conservation of public lands in the western US.
“It is time that all Utah citizens, regardless of gender, race, sexual preference, political or religious persuasion be duly represented in Washington D.C. and I am opposing my own relative so citizens of Utah will finally have a real choice since Democrats have adopted so many Republican policy positions in recent years.” states Julian Hatch.
The “Grassroots” Green Party of Utah is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) and provides a platform of Green Values that include reform of the electoral process, Instant Run-off Voting, and support for proportional representation to counter the present winner-take-all elections that have divided the nation into red and blue states.
Julian Hatch asserts: “We are building a populist third party to challenge the ruling two party system that has become immersed in big money and entrenched in fascist ideology. Our courts have become biased and partisan causing citizens to believe they no longer act neutrally or provide justice. We are no safer now from terrorism and much more damage to our nation has been accomplished by millionaire politicians such as Orrin who have legislated away our freedoms.”
In 1975 Orrin Hatch left his job as a Trial Lawyer and his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. to take up residence in a Salt Lake City hotel and campaign against the sitting Democratic Senator who Orrin accused as being a “Washington Insider.” Although considered a political “Goliath,” after five terms over three decades in the US Senate, Orrin is considered by many in Utah to be out of touch with the state and co-opted by corporate special interests.
“I am determined to help citizens take back control of our government and restore the constitutional freedoms that so many have sacrificed to gain. I pledge to bring a basic sense approach with no spinning of the truth,” promises GPUT candidate Julian Hatch.
The Green Party of Utah at: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 801-631-2998
Website: http://www.hatchforsenate.org/ email: Hatchforsenate@yahoo.com
· Affordable Health Care Reform
· Pro-choice - not allowing our bodies to be controlled by government
· Reform the corporate tax code.
· Provide a simple and fair tax system for all citizens.
· Introduce and pass comprehensive Utah BLM and FS Wilderness Bills within three years.
Asociated Press created this story that has gone International and is basically what is at all the listed media.
We had ent out the press release on Friday Nov 11th "Veteran's Day" morning and got coverage Internationally with the Associated Press within hours. The AP did a nice job for us but it is interesting what was in the release and what they didn't put out. Utah Media has been mostly silent so far but they will have to give in eventually.....and donations have begun to come in!
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