‘Mormon Land’: How 7,000-plus LDS women have united to clean up politics and bring about ethical government

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) People give a chocolate milk toast at a rally organized in part by Mormon Women for Ethical Government to Sen. Mitt Romney for voting to convict President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in Feb.

In 2017, after the election of President Donald Trump, several female members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, distressed by the increasing political polarization and eroding ethics in government, formed Mormon Women for Ethical Government.

The group, which is not endorsed by the church, is dedicated to seeking a peaceful, just and ethical world with a pledge to be faithful, nonpartisan and proactive, along with a commitment to civility.

In a few short years, its membership has ballooned to more than 7,000.

Now, with the nation in the midst of another deeply divisive presidential race, the organization’s executive director, Emma Petty Addams, and Christie Black, an engagement director, joined this week’s podcast to talk about their group and its goals.

Listen below. Subscribe to the Mormon Land podcast on Apple Podcasts here.