I'm James Courage Singer and I'm running for Utah's 3rd Congressional District.

I have a special tie to the land. For hundreds of years, my Navajo ancestors lived, worked, and raised families in what we call "Utah." My blood is tied to the land. It's a sacred place; one set apart by the Holy People. I have an obligation to protect the sacred. That's why I will fight to protect our landscapes and ecology from destructive resource extractive projects and corporate greed. Utah's environment and biodiversity are tied to our many cultural identities and decimating the land leaves nothing for us now nor for future generations. That's bad policy and it's unsustainable. We need responsible development that builds on our greatest assets, not sell them away to the highest bidder.

I'm a sociologist and educator. Every day I'm learning, researching, or teaching about the many social forces and mechanisms in our society that provide opportunities for people or keeps people from grasping them. Economic inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing our country today. We need representatives to help people get their fair share of the prosperity, not create the conditions where the rich get richer off the hard work and labor of everyone else. But that's exactly the trend of the past 40 years. Instead, we need to create the conditions where hard work actually allows us in the working and middle classes to experience economic success and social mobility. I will fight to restore power to workers and employees, and re-embed the market back into the rest of society so that one parent, working a full-time job, can provide for their family and live a life of dignity.

We need leaders who actually lead in Congress, not get in line behind morally bereft leaders and enable systemic corruption. I am of the belief that when we know something is wrong, we have to take a stand to oppose it because it's the right thing to do. There are many things happening in Washington that just aren't right, and our current Utah Congressional delegation hasn't risen to the occasion to stand for something - or at least the things of greatest importance. And that's one of the main reasons I'm running. We cannot sit idly by while the corrupt and powerful have their way without consequences. I will fight to restore democracy back into our political institutions and oppose the movement towards oligarchy and plutocracy.

Join me in this historic campaign and have the #CourageToChange!





Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I have read his concerns about Southeastern Utah where I reside. He has a sound educational experience and understands community needs. When he visited our area he communicated with a variety of folks. He would make a wonderful senator. \”

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    “I endorse James Courage Signer because he cares about social responsibility for all.”

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    “James Singer has the integrity and passion to represent us well in Congress as the CD-3 Representative. I strongly endorse him.”

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    “James is an amazing human being who really cares about the issues that are important to me: saving our environment and our public lands, offering single-payer health care for all, allowing all people to earn a living wage. He's our best choice for Utah.”

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    “Proud to call James Courage Singer a friend. The people of Utah would be lucky to have him fighting for them.”

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    “He has deep insight into the issues affecting everyday Utahns and Americans”

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    “James Singer understands the facts about immigration and supports a humane solution NOT inhumane deportations that tear families apart and hurt our country.”

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    “We need someone that understands what this state truly needs.”

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    “It is time to send a true indigenous democrat to the senate to represent all of states rich cultural and diverse racial heritage. Plus we need real change, not white crony capitalism representing us. Our environment, our irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage is being assaulted. We must fight back hard and soon. I endorse James Courage Singer for Senator for Utah.”

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    “he's the one who can defeat Hatch!”

April 27, 2017

May 2nd Campaign Launch Event

Join the Singer for Senate team on Tuesday, May 2nd as we kick off James's campaign! 

James Singer is a member of the Navajo Nation, and a Utah native with strong ties to the community. He has a background in social science, education, activism, and economics, and he is ready to represent the voices in Utah that are so often overlooked. 

Are you looking for a campaign that can create real change? Are you ready for a candidate who will work for Utahns? This is your opportunity to find out more about James and how he can represent you in Congress. You'll also meet campaign team members, including Madalena McNeil (Campaign Manager) and Daniel Magpali (Volunteer Coordinator) who are ready to get you plugged into the most exciting political movement in Utah.

This is a FREE event, and is open to all members of the community. Children are welcome. 

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Can't make it? We'll miss you, but this isn't your only chance. Not only will there be live-streaming of Tuesday's event, but the Singer for Senate team will be scheduling regular virtual and in-person events throughout the next few months. These will be great opportunities to meet James and find the role that's waiting for you in the campaign. 

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TRANSPORTATION:
The 516 bus is the best option for UTA public transportation to the Glendale Public Library. There will also be carpool threads established in the event discussion, or you can email info@singerforsenate.com to request a ride or offer a carpool. 

Need a Lyft? Email info@singerforsenate.com to request a code for $5 off the use of Lyft rideshare services for the event. 

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ACCESSIBILITY: 
The Glendale Public Library is fully ADA accessible. There is designated ADA parking in the lot, which includes an external door leading directly into the meeting room. If you require ASL interpretation or any other specific service, please email madalena@singerforsenate.com and we will make arrangements.

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READY TO GET STARTED?
If you're fired up and ready to donate, volunteer, and be part of the team, head over to SingerForSenate.com or email info@singerforsenate.com for more information!

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I have read his concerns about Southeastern Utah where I reside. He has a sound educational experience and understands community needs. When he visited our area he communicated with a variety of folks. He would make a wonderful senator. \”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I endorse James Courage Signer because he cares about social responsibility for all.”

  • endorsed

    “James Singer has the integrity and passion to represent us well in Congress as the CD-3 Representative. I strongly endorse him.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “James is an amazing human being who really cares about the issues that are important to me: saving our environment and our public lands, offering single-payer health care for all, allowing all people to earn a living wage. He's our best choice for Utah.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Proud to call James Courage Singer a friend. The people of Utah would be lucky to have him fighting for them.”

  • endorsed

    “He has deep insight into the issues affecting everyday Utahns and Americans”

  • endorsed

    “James Singer understands the facts about immigration and supports a humane solution NOT inhumane deportations that tear families apart and hurt our country.”

  • endorsed

    “We need someone that understands what this state truly needs.”

  • endorsed

    “It is time to send a true indigenous democrat to the senate to represent all of states rich cultural and diverse racial heritage. Plus we need real change, not white crony capitalism representing us. Our environment, our irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage is being assaulted. We must fight back hard and soon. I endorse James Courage Singer for Senator for Utah.”

  • endorsed

    “he's the one who can defeat Hatch!”

  • endorsed

    “James Singer is an extremely intelligent, insightful individual with the ability to bring people together, defend the weak, and push us ahead into a bright future.”

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    “John Ringer respects People and he respects our Land. John Ringer is a voice unheard by an entire generation of Utahns. We need Native voices, like his, among our lawmakers. His is a voice of love, not hate; a voice of peace not confict; a voice of stewardship, not domination. We need leaders brave enough to embrace hope over fear. I stand behind John Ringer and with those with the courage to stand to face the Morning Sun.”

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    “Recommendations from those I trust and I believe in his mission.”