FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT – Today it was announced that lawmakers on Capitol Hill are planning on repealing Proposition 4.
Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“A repeal of Proposition 4 is a blow to democracy. Not only are GOP lawmakers once again expressly overturning the will of the people, they are now attacking the principle that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. This is a purely political move. This time they can’t hide behind economic or moral excuses — they’re trying to preserve their power at the expense of the people.
“If voters haven’t realized it by now — after Prop 2, Prop 3, and the botched tax reform Utahns must now come to the realization that our Legislature won’t change unless we, the voters, change the makeup of the Legislature. Elections matter, and we will spend every waking moment between now and the November 2020 election reminding the people of Utah how little their representatives value our voices.
Alliance for a Better Utah is a nonprofit that holds politicians accountable and advocates for progressive policies that make Utah an even better place. The organization improves the lives of all Utahns through advocacy, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.