Group sets town meeting for ‘civil and peaceful’ discourse

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ST. GEORGE – Action St. George will hold its second public town meeting in St. George April 18, aiming to give community residents a chance to civilly and peacefully voice their political and social concerns and offer proposals or resolutions to their political representatives.

The recently formed Action St. George identifies itself as a nonpartisan political action group that receives no funding or support from any political party and has no party affiliation.

According to a statement from Action St. George, St. George Mayor Jon Pike, a member of the St. George City Council and a Washington County Commissioner have committed to attend the meeting; other state and local representatives have been invited as well.

The group has itemized the following issues for discussion at the meeting:

  • Access to health care and the opioid epidemic.
  • Safeguarding Social Security and Medicare from corporate takeover.
  • Common-sense conservation and preservation of the environment.
  • Ethics in government.
  • Human rights and safety.
  • Federal budget priorities including taxpayer cost and impact of the border wall and defense spending.

Action St. George was organized on Facebook by Dixie State University professor Dr. Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva. The group favors participatory democracy, according to its statements, and encourages and facilitates discussion and engagement at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Action St. George has held several public events including a candlelight vigil in Southern Utah Feb. 17 to show support for immigrants in the wake of travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration.

Read more: Action group holds vigil in support of immigrants

More information can be found on the Action St. George website, Facebook page or event page.

Everyone is welcome at the nonpartisan meeting, the group’s announcement states; attendees are asked to be patient and respectful.


  • What: Action St. George town meeting.
  • When: Tuesday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Washington County Commission chambers, 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George.

Ed. note: Corrected day of event.

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  • Utahguns April 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Action St. George…….
    Let’s see, this is the group that:
    1. Supports the LGBT movement
    2. Supports the anti-Trump movement
    3. Supports anti-immigrant measures
    4. Shouts down Rep Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz during their last meetings….
    But states that “they are a nonpartisan political action group that receives no funding or support from any political party and has no party affiliation”.

    Yeah right.

    • mesaman April 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Ain’t it the truth!! Not interested in their interpretation of civility and peace but I would welcome some videos of the proceedings.

    • theone April 17, 2017 at 9:19 am

      What’s the matter Utahguns, are you as the ultimate anti human rights thug afraid of progress?

      • Henry April 17, 2017 at 2:38 pm

        You refer to someone who has political stances you don’t like as a “thug”? Look in the mirror.

        • theone April 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm

          Those aren’t political stances, they’re ideology stances against human rights. There’s a difference.

          • Henry April 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

            Utterly ridiculous. Look at each of the four cited areas. They aren’t “stances against human rights”; they’re political positions that you oppose. Trying to intimidate those who support contrary positions is a rather “thuggish” attempt to silence the opposition.

        • theone April 18, 2017 at 9:40 am

          Hahaha never mind, I don’t engage with paranoid loons like yourself. Have a nice life.

          • Henry April 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

            You’re the one that called someone with political opinions that you disliked, “the ultimate anti human rights thug”. Who’s the “paranoid loon”? LOL

    • Rainbow Dash April 17, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Lets see, this is the man that:
      1) Support s equality for ‘all’ so long as “all” means “straight, white, and male”.
      2) Supports the actions of Cliven Bundy and his gang.
      3) Supports the Death Penalty but thinks abortion is wrong.
      4) is to much of a coward to be there in person but loves to shout his opinion of it whilst hiding behind a keyboard and a pseudonym.

      • Utahguns April 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

        Sounds like you’re on Soro’s payroll….and has a Saul Alinski poster in your apartment.
        You probably never received a 1099, did you?

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