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Published: Tuesday, March 22 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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West Jordan, UT

"...Donna Evans, the former mayor of West Jordan, who exudes an aura of sage-like wisdom."

The reporter must be young. He doesn't remember the chaos Donna created in West Jordan.

Salt Lake City, Utah

It seems like they could have chosen a better name for their group. Somehow calling themselves "Troublemakers" makes them appear ridiculously offensive, and we don't need more of that in Utah politics. This last session of the legislature has made more than enough trouble for Utah citizen's.

Ann Amberly
Greenbelt, MD

I say good for them! We need the perspective of women, particularly that of mothers. They are blazing a trail for our daughters, and I'm grateful for that.

Let's hope, however, that they do not feel they have to mimic a man's perspective to succeed. We need them to bring the perspectives of mothers to the table. Our world would not be as screwed up as it is if mothers had equal voice in our society.

Carlsbad, CA

Poor choice of banner headline. Women demanding bigger seats just begs for funny commentary. Have at it.

North Salt Lake, UT

We certainly need more women in state and national politics; we make up half the population and should be half of the lawmakers. I highly recommend the League of Women Voters for non-partisan political involvement and Emily's List for progressive women who want to ensure women's rights.

Taylorsville, UT

For those who think the "Troublemakers" are ridiculous and offensive because we chose that name . . . be reminded that "Trouble" is in the eye of the beholder. Those who perceive us as trouble are usually part of the "politics as usual" group. Our "trouble" is innovative, energetic, principled and hopefully, long lasting.

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