After Bauer revealed what had happened on a women's group Facebook page, Alta responded on its webpage stating that some of the signs were not family friendly and that protesters were given other options. Bauer insists no options were offered.
Another Alta area women's march has been organized for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Grizzly Gulch, just outside the resort.
They don't hear you • Monday's march attracted more than 6,000 participants and was the largest protest at the Capitol in memory. While some Democratic legislators addressed the crowd, no Republican lawmaker spoke.
A legislative intern from Utah County later talked with several women on the shuttle bus leaving the Capitol for the downtown area.
The following account is from Salt Lake City resident Lesa Ellis, who was part of the chatter:
When asked if he thought his legislative bosses were influenced by such protests, the intern said no, "They just annoy us."
Ellis asked if lawmakers would be more influenced by 10,000 phone calls or emails. "We pretty much ignore them," he said, adding that constituents should just come and meet with their representatives.
Ellis: "All 10,000 of us?"
Intern: "Of course not; just a few."
Ellis: "With 10,000 signatures on a petition?"
Intern: "Really, you should just hire a lobbyist."
There you have it. Representative democracy in action.
Off with their heads • It seems the Legislature's Republican supermajority wants to eradicate Democrats altogether like unwanted rodents.
Last year, the GOP-led Legislature passed a bill doing away with the bipartisan requirement for membership on the Legislative Audit Subcommittee and the Legislative Management Committee, so only Republicans conceivably could be appointed to those key panels.
This year, the Legislature is considering HB11, which would erase the bipartisan requirement for dozens of state boards, including the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, the Water Quality Board, the Waste Management and Radiation Control Board, the Health Advisory Council and the Committee of Consumer Services.
Starting in 2018, state school board races will be partisan, a change in the tradition of having those contests be nonpartisan, ensuring nearly all the seats will be held by loyal Republicans.
Now, the Salt Lake County Legislative Caucus has undergone a name change. At the behest of Republican legislators, it is called the Salt Lake Valley Legislative Caucus.
The scuttlebutt is that some GOP legislators don't want the caucus to be associated with Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.
In the past, the four caucus co-chairs have included a Senate Democrat and Republican along with a House Democrat and Republican. But the This year, the Dems have been demoted to vice chairs.
Legislative levity? • During Monday's meeting of no candidate received at least 35 percent of a primary vote.
When Bramble asked to have Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans join him, Chairman Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said, "Is Mr. Evans here? I don't see him."
At that, Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, quipped, "Todd, you need to start seeing black people."
Evans, who was in the packed room, is African-American. The meeting continued as lawmakers tried to ignore Thatcher's jest.