Petitioning Senator Orrin Hatch

Senator Hatch: It’s Time to Come Home

“What do you call a senator who’s been in office for more than two terms? You call him home.”

One would not expect that this statement came from a man who has now been a senator since the ‘70s. Despite claiming his predecessor grew out-of-touch after spending almost twenty years in office, Senator Orrin Hatch has now been in office for a grand total of seven terms - over forty years once his term ends in 2018! Despite his promise to Utahns back in 2012 that it would be his last election, Sen. Hatch is now indicating he will run for another term in two years. 

While there may be calls from the political elite for Sen. Hatch to run for reelection, they do not reflect the will of his constituents. Two recent polls show over 70% of Utahns believe Sen. Hatch should step down and give someone else the opportunity to lead. We call on Sen. Hatch to consider these voices - the voices of the everyday Utahns he serves.

So, Senator Hatch, we ask you the same question you posed over 40 years ago: “What do you call a senator who’s been in office for more than two terms?”

We’re calling you home.

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