Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Caucus Meetings

Dear Utah Autism Family,
During the 2012 legislative session we saw some bills that were supportive of our drive to extending insurance coverage to children with autism. Unfortunately, we did not see the passage of autism insurance reform this year. But WE STILL NEED INSURANCE COVERAGE, right? Let's not skip a beat; we will keep this going until we achieve equality for people affected by autism.

How? Attend your neighborhood caucus meeting. Get to know your delegates... better yet, BECOME a delegate! 
Showing up to our neighborhood caucuses this coming week (Tuesday for the Democrats and Thursday for the Republicans) and becoming delegates will ensure that our voices are heard long past the legislative session. Legislators listen to their delegates. By becoming delegates, we can have a powerful influence on the process.

Please go to your neighborhood caucus meeting this week to ensure our delegates are aware of and sympathetic to the plight of families affected by autism in Utah.  

The Utah Democratic Party will be holding their caucus meetings on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00pm.

The Utah Republican Party will be holding their caucus meetings on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00pm.

Visit to find your caucus location.

If you have questions about the neighborhood caucus meetings please check out these helpful blog posts:


FREE PRIZES!!! Gift certificates, shirts, jewelry and other swag will be given way during some FB drawings this Friday for those who can answer some basic questions from their caucus meeting this week. Attend your caucus meetings for a chance to win free stuff - as well as a chance to change the way people with disabilities and their families are treated in the state of Utah.

I look forward to hearing from all of you on Friday regarding your experiences at your local caucus meetings this week!

Thank you again for all of your efforts - it's not a matter of "if", but "when". Let's do our part to show our legislators that autism families do NOT give up. 


Mirella Petersen
President, Utah Autism Coalition