The Utah Republican Party Platform states our fundamental core beliefs to guide policy decisions of GOP members. The Platform also allows party members to vet elected officials for adherence to these beliefs.
OUR MISSION – Platform Plank 22
“We affirm the infinite worth of all individuals and seek the best quality of life for all.” As Platform Republicans, we correlate issues of the day with a corresponding Platform Plank.
STATE & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS – Platform Plank 4
We support legislation that strictly limits the authority of the Governor and/or State or County Health Departments to issue mandates that deprive citizens of the right to manage their own health issues per the 9th Amendment of the US Constitution.
We support legislation that creates civil rights protections for:
- All private medical treatment choices
- Prohibit government agencies and private businesses from demanding personal medical information
- Requiring vaccines
- Forcing masking of employees or customers
As Platform Republicans, we believe that our physical bodies are the first and most important property over which we have “God given stewardship.”
RIGHT TO LIFE – Platform Plank 10
As Platform Republicans, we support legislation that severely limits abortion.
Although not specifically enumerated in this Plank, we imply from its intent the obligation to protect children from being permanently harmed by hormone therapy or gender transition mutilation.
EDUCATION – Platform Plank 14
This Plank reads in part: “Parents have the primary right and responsibility to choose public, private or home education.”
As Republicans, we support legislation that repeals and replaces all aspects of the Common Core program and returns control of curriculum to local school boards. We also support increasing parental choice through mandate-free tuition tax credits.
TAXATION — Platform Plank 15
As Republicans, we strongly encourage the Legislature to pass fiscally sound budgets that restrain taxes to only that amount absolutely necessary to fund the proper Constitutional role of government.
THE ENVIRONMENT — Plank 18
As Platform Republicans, we strongly support all efforts by the Legislature, State and County Agencies seeking access to and public use and control of all Federally controlled lands in the State of Utah.
We further assert that the Federal Government does not now nor has it ever had a legitimate claim to sovereign public lands in our State.
UTAH STATE SOVEREIGNTY – Plank 21
This Plank further articulates our claim to our own public lands as follows: “The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States defines Federal powers as those enumerated in the Constitution and reserves all other powers to the States and to the People.”
UPDATING THE PLATFORM
The Platform was ratified by the Party at the 2009 State Convention. As members of the Platform Republicans Political Action Committee, we see a number of areas where various Planks must be amended periodically.
For instance, we want to see the platform updated to include:
ELECTION PROCESS AND INTEGRITY
As Platform Republicans, we believe that it should be the sole responsibility of the Party to nominate candidates who represent the party in elections.
We support legislation that will:
- Restore our elections to in-person voting on paper ballots hand-counted at the precinct level
- Traditional absentee balloting options
- Legislation to provide for forensic auditing of disputed elections
- Complete repeal of SB54
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
“THE MISSION OF THE PLATFORM REPUBLICANS PAC IS TO RECRUIT, VET AND SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO WILL FAITHFULLY UPHOLD THE UTAH REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM AND THE UTAH AND U.S. CONSTITUTIONS.”
Join us in our mission to support only faithful platform supporting legislators in Utah. We appreciate your generous donations, and participation in our live and online meetings.