United Today, Stronger Tomorrow – Utah is a group of community members and local organizations working together to ensure an equitable recovery from Covid.
In April 2021, we consulted statewide with nearly 1000 Utahns impacted by Covid about how the nearly $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funds should be prioritized by our state. We launched this campaign with an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Combining this input with our state’s best policy experts, we have compiled the UT Stronger Tomorrow Agenda – a list of specific investments Utah should make with the funds in the areas of housing, health care, education, jobs, family support, and infrastructure.Watch our May 5 kickoff event
Combining this input with our state’s best policy experts, we have compiled the – a list of specific investments Utah should make with the funds.
UTST – Utah leaders organized 250 personal emails to Governor Cox and legislators in support of the UT Stronger Tomorrow agenda, and published this op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribute. In the May 19 special session, the Legislature allocated the first $600 million in discretionary funds. Thanks to the outreach efforts of UTST – Utah, approximately $300 million went to projects we identified as priorities.
The legislature will continue to make decisions over the next year on allocating the remaining $1 billion in discretionary funds, as well as hundreds of millions in child care, public health, and housing funds. UTST – Utah will be involved in these crucial decisions every step of the way to ensure that every aspect of our agenda gets funded.
It is important that we let our elected officials know each and every day what we want them to do.
We have a tool that makes it easy for Utahns to send an email message to Gov. Cox and our state representatives and senators: