Utah women began voting 150 years ago, and they also used other methods such as petitioning to express their concerns to government officials. When Utah became a state in 1896, women gained the right to hold public office themselves. As leaders, they could expect to hear from their constituents, as KMEX-TV’s 1966 telegram to Ivy Baker Priest and letters to Luretta Young from Vera Hopkins and Frank Moss demonstrate. We still communicate with our representatives in these ways. Who would you like to reach out to today? What would you want to say?

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