This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The Orrin G. Hatch Foundation is a national think tank with Utah roots that focuses on civility and solutions. Matt Sandgren, the Foundation’s executive director, is a 15-year veteran of Capitol Hill, where he served as Senator Hatch’s chief of staff and as a senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is here to share the work the Foundation has been doing while navigating the pandemic.
This last year the Foundation has been busy hosting events with HHS Secretary Alex Azar, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Justice Neil Gorsuch, and US Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer. We also conducted a webinar with Senator Tim Scott focused on improving racial understanding. In a year like 2020, our mission of promoting civility and solutions is more critical than ever. But we’ve had to adapt by focusing even more on print and digital media. We launched The Washington Update newsletter to keep our supporters briefed on the latest political intelligence. We also published several op-eds, including one in the Wall Street Journal on cancel culture and campus reform. We followed up with a TIME magazine piece calling on Congress to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, boosting businesses and helping Americans struggling with mental illness. This month we’re releasing a report on the nation’s civics education crisis.
Learn more about the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation by visiting orrinhatchfoundation.org. I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.