Yesterday Black leaders in Utah met with Gov. Herbert and Lt. Governor Cox to propose policy changes and ideas to combat systemic racism in our state. The conversation included a call for state leaders to make changes now rather than taking years to take action and to move beyond conversations to invest funding, time, and thoughtfulness into meaningful planning and policies.
Governor Herbert did not commit to any specific changes but vowed to take 30 days to review his notes and think about what could be done, stating “Let’s use this as an opportunity to have a good dialogue and discussion and to the extent that we can impact change, let’s not just talk about it. Let’s actually do it.”
NOW is a critical time to voice your support for changes to government policies and the resources and funding needed to ensure those changes are implemented successfully.