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Official Account for Mormon Women for Ethical Government. We are peaceful, faithful, nonpartisan, and proactive.
May 29, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
On Jan. 6, 2021, violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol with the stated intent to subvert the democratically manifested will of the American people and stop the peaceful transition of power.
These unprecedented events caused irreparable harm. Amid the throng of insurrectionists, several lost their lives and hundreds were injured. Slow law enforcement and military response exposed national security risks, fractured citizens' trust, and weakened our nation.
Nov 21, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
@mattdizwhitlock Quick reminder: our faith has a lay clergy & spiritual credentialing isn't a thing. Messages of faith aren't legitimized through attendance in 1 hour classes in HS (you) or by earning 2 Masters and a PhD from the prestigious Union Seminary (@ReverendWarnock) 1/8 People of good faith have a right to share their beliefs regardless. God doesn’t care about degrees. And disqualifying someone from political service because your interpretation of their beliefs doesn’t align with yours is an act of bad faith. Both religiously and politically 2/8
Oct 13, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
You've heard of #QAnon. But do you know what it's all about?
1/4 So why has QAnon amassed a following? Its believers feel disenfranchised & think they're insiders in an information war. It harnesses fears and creates a sense of community. Some women link their maternal call to protect the innocent with Q's anti-child-trafficking messaging.
Oct 13, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Make sure each eligible voter in your social circle:

1. is registered to vote.
2. has a voter plan.
3. is prepared to be an informed #PrincipledVoter.

That is far more effective than this "doomscrolling" situation happening on here.

#GrowYourVote, not your eye strain. It's as simple as this:
"Hey Stacy, I was just wanting to check in. I remember you had moved over the summer. Did you get your voter registration updated? This link will help you check your registration.…
I just checked mine too!"
Oct 2, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Thanks @LizMair! Exciting to see MWEG in the New York Times.
For the first time in our lives, women of our faith have the opportunity to have an impact in a national election create a more expansive political environment within our communities.… Executive Director, @EmmaMWEG, said “While our members fall all over the political spectrum, we have found that many continue to become more frustrated with rhetoric and policies from this president’s administration and how it doesn’t match their values.”
Sep 30, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Are you tired of scrolling on here and reading another of the same hot takes of last night's debate? We get it. We find that too many of us disengage from real action during times of information overload. So we have a way to help channel your anxiety over election season.... Last night, step one of the #GrowYourVote campaign launched. It's simple.
1. Click on this link.
2. Download the tracking sheets.
3. Download the part 1 guide.

Follow the directions and watch your political power grow.
Sep 30, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
The women of Mormon Women for Ethical Government join together today in a clear and loud expression of faith. (1/7) Image White supremacy in all of its manifestations is contrary to the will of God. His highest commandments are unequivocal: we are to first love the Lord our God, and second our neighbor as ourselves. (2/7)
Sep 26, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
We respectfully remind national leadership that our elections are decided not in the courts but at the ballot box. The people of the United States cast their ballots, and elected officials respect the results of the elections.

1/4 We call upon the president and all members of Congress to affirm their faith in the electoral process, ensure that all ballots are counted, and commit to honor the will of the people as expressed on November 3.

Sep 22, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
Hi there. Again. [Thread]
Obviously, we are disappointed by the rush to hold SCOTUS hearings in the middle of such a highly contentious election. We respect the constitutional right of a Pres. to nominate and Senate to confirm, there is no constitutional requirement on timing. By pushing nomination and confirmation forward, the President and Senate risk doing significant and lasting institutional harm. One of MWEG's leaders, @jenwalkerthomas wrote in greater depth about that risk in this op-ed:… #utpol
Sep 22, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
Thread: With heavy heart we mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As a women’s organization, #MWEG recognizes that RBG’s lifelong advocacy made our work possible; her methodical and determined fight for justice and equality expanded our opportunities. In this moment of tension and crisis, we particularly mourn the loss of a public servant who understood democratic norms and made deep personal sacrifices to defend them, even as cancer ravaged her body.
Sep 17, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
We all know social media has become a powerful tool for the dissemination of disinformation, propaganda, and #conspiracytheories. But we can do something about it!

1/4 Image One of the most challenging aspects of media literacy is learning how to address and respond to friends and family members who share #misinformation.

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Sep 12, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Why are we seeing so many conspiracy theories lately? How can we identify what is a #conspiracytheory versus what is true? And how do we address those who subscribe to #conspiracytheories?

1/5 Image Belief in conspiracy theories is a result of normal human tendencies. And it makes sense that during a global pandemic, when people are turning to social media and other platforms to stay connected, conspiracy theories are spreading.

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Jun 12, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
We asked our members about their experiences with vote by mail. Here are a few of their responses:


(1/5) "I've voted by mail the past 5 years because I work in a hospital and I can't always sneak away long enough to go in person. I LOVE it! It makes it so I can research the candidates and/or actions with the ballot in front of me." — Becca
Mar 28, 2020 19 tweets 14 min read
“These are facts that are important for every LDS woman to know. It’s amazing that these aren’t currently part of the legacy of what it means to be an LDS woman. Very few people know these facts.” — Neylan McBaine, co-founder and CEO of @BetterDays2020

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Mar 28, 2020 14 tweets 8 min read
We're a few minutes away from the start of our 2020 MWEG (virtual) conference! It's not too late to join! Be sure to follow along here, on Facebook, and on Instagram for thoughts from our presenters and members. Share yours using the hashtag #MWEGconf! Kara North, #MWEGconf director: We hope you will find refuge and solace from some of the heartache you’re feeling. The work of MWEG and the work of the sisters w/in our organization & w/in our communities is needed & will be needed especially after this experience, going forward.
Mar 12, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the degree to which we are all interconnected. Full official statement here: Image 2 of 10
We prayerfully plead that we meet this knowledge not with selfishness or indifference, but instead with a renewed determination to work together to mitigate exposure and suffering. This effort must be made both by governments and individuals.
Feb 21, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Official Statement from MWEG on the Politicization of the Department of Justice by Attorney General Barr: AG Barr’s recent politicization of the DOJ is an abuse of power that violates the MWEG Principles of Ethical Government.… For democracy to function and corruption to be held at bay, the DOJ must defend the rule of law/protect the rights of citizens. We've witnessed a corruption of criminal justice independence. This erodes the barriers keeping the judicial system free from political interference.
Feb 6, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
1/ Yesterday’s vote to acquit marks a watershed moment in our democracy, and we now have the opportunity to determine what will come after. Will we allow our nation to be governed from extremes, or from a place of mutual respect and common values? The decision is ours to make. 2/ MWEG will continue to fight against the rank partisanship evident in both houses of Congress throughout this process. This partisanship has crippled legitimate impeachment proceedings and succeeded in obscuring truth.
Feb 5, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
MWEG Senior Directors Wendy Dennehy and Lisa Rampton Halverson: Politicians are not going to save us from corruption, via @sltrib @sltrib What lies ahead if the rule of law is not upheld and corruption in government is not rooted out? Corruption will invite the manipulation of policies, institutions, and rules in order to sustain power, status, or wealth.
Jan 31, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
*Be* a Witness to Corruption
As more details come out about the timeline and events that led to impeachment charges, be a witness to the rationalization of corruption. Call your senators to say thank you if they have indicated their support for witnesses. Image If your senators have announced they will not support witnesses or have remained silent on the issue, call and let them know that *you* will witness to the gravity of this moment.
Jan 24, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
MWEG is celebrating our 3rd Anniversary this Saturday at 7pm by holding a special event to Kickoff of our Year of Ethical Government. Learn more at:…

Our guest speaker will be fellow MWEGer, Karen Hall. Image Karen Hall is Senior Fellow with the Rule of Law Collaborative and Associate Professor and former Director of the LLM program in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.