You can watch this event live at www.whitehouse.gov/live at 8 a.m. MT on March 26.
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature groups of Americans–individuals, businesses and organizations–who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
Salt Lake Downtown Alliance's Jason Mathis is being recognized for drafting the original Utah Compact, a proposal to change the tone and attitude of Utah's immigration laws and one that served as a model for later proposals.
The event on Tuesday "A Legacy of Service: Organizing for Immigration Reform," will honor people who have been working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues.
"These eleven individuals exemplify the core decency and generosity of Americans, by welcoming and giving voice to those that come to our shore. Whether through advocacy and civil rights, helping with housing and education, engagement in churches and communities, or simply by being a friend," said senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett.
Are we proud or what. Congratulations, Jason. And thanks for making Utah stand out as a place of reason.