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About Our Press and Media Relations

Freedom of the press is part of the fabric of our democracy. It acts as both a check against government power and a tool for enabling the public to make informed decisions. This is why we make media relations an essential facet of our work.

The ACLU of Utah has a Communications team to handle media inquiries and requests for comment. Our affiliate is mentioned in over 1.5K media stories per year. 

Media Contact

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Aaron Welcher, Communications Director

For media inquiries or questions, email Aaron Welcher at or fill out our media inquiry/press distribution list form.
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Veto Letter to Governor Cox on H.B. 257

We sent a letter to Governor Cox of Utah asking him to veto HB 257, which perpetuates discrimination, needlessly imposes barriers to the everyday needs of people in Utah, and risks harmful and discriminatory enforcement against transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.

January 30, 2024 State Advocacy LGBTQ+ Equality