Utah Democrats release statement on diversity, equity, inclusion

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In the last week of the Utah State Legislative Session, House and Senate Democrats officially released a statement asking the legislature to bring bills up for reconsideration that are against “diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We respectfully urge our legislative colleagues to reconsider bills that try to remove efforts on
diversity, equity and inclusion. Rather, strive for a more inclusive and welcoming environment
for all. It is important that our communities of color feel safe, supported, and valued.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to thrive regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and
gender identity or background.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of a healthy society, and we must work together to ensure that they are at the forefront of our efforts.

We stand in solidarity with people of color in Utah and across the nation, and we will continue to
work toward a future where everyone can thrive. Let us join forces to promote diversity,
inclusivity and equity, and create a brighter future for all.

Among the bills passed this session was a ban on transition care for transgender youth. That bill has already been signed into law by Gov. Spencer Cox.

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