Sutherland Newsletter – October 8, 2009


Thirty-three State Policy Network organizations, including Sutherland Institute, recently issued “Patient-Centered Reform” a statement urging Congress to focus on a patient-centered approach to health care reform.  The joint statement was introduced Tuesday, October 13, 2009.


Those who signed the statement believe that expanding the role of government in the health care market is not the change America needs.  Congress should focus on reform that respects the patient-doctor relationship and empowers the patient and the doctor to make effective and economical health policy choices.


The full statement, along with the complete list of signatories, is available



Sutherland Institute will host its first Movie Night on Friday, November 6, at 7:00 pm with a no-charge screening of the film, Not Evil Just Wrong, which premiers worldwide October 18.  Produced and directed by filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer – who were guest presenters at Sutherland’s Earth Week 2008 event – the documentary challenges former Vice President Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth.  With a focus on the nine “significant errors” in Gore’s movie, as found by the British High Court in 2007, this new film is already attracting attention.


Washington Post columnist John Fund said, “[The] Irish documentary filmmakers have stirred up trouble before by debunking smug liberal hypocrisy.  Their latest film takes on the hysteria over global warming and warns that rushing to judgment in combating climate change would threaten the world’s poor.  The film reminds us that environmentalists have been wrong in the past…”


Admission to Sutherland’s Movie Night is free, but an RSVP is required.  Those wishing to attend may contact Dave Kimball at 801-355-1272 or visit and click the “Movie Night” button on the right side of the page.


Appropriate dress for the evening is casual.  So get comfortable and bring a date to watch Not Evil Just Wrong on Friday, November 6 at the Sutherland Institute in the Crane Building, 307 West 200 South, Suite 5005 in downtown Salt Lake City.  Free parking is available adjacent the building.