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H.J.R. 5 Enrolled







Sponsor: Ron Bigelow

                  Patrice M. Arent                   This joint resolution of the Legislature expresses support for the principles of respect,
                  understanding, and inclusiveness of all people. The resolution urges an increase in respect
                  and understanding of differences among Utahns and a greater determination to cross
                  boundaries of culture, religion, and ethnicity to better understand and befriend one another.
                  Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      WHEREAS, the Alliance for Unity is endeavoring to increase the level of respect and
                  understanding among the diverse citizens of Utah;
                      WHEREAS, Utah is a community rich in resources, ideas, hopes, capabilities, and heritage,
                  and its people have various political, religious, and other beliefs;
                      WHEREAS, many groups in Utah, including the Legislature, seek to foster a more unified
                  community where varying viewpoints are acknowledged and valued, differences are aired, and
                  problems are solved in an atmosphere of courtesy, respect, and civility;
                      WHEREAS, respecting differences brings unity and health to communities;
                      WHEREAS, the Utah Legislature supports seeking ways to bring people and
                  neighborhoods together for the benefit of all, and pledges to encourage specific projects of
                  common purpose;
                      WHEREAS, the Utah Legislature invites all Utahns to join in the long-term, ongoing
                  endeavor to bring all people together for the common good;
                      WHEREAS, political parties can play a significant role in encouraging respect for differing
                  viewpoints in an atmosphere of courtesy, respect, and civility; and
                      WHEREAS, by supporting opportunities for people with differences to understand and
                  appreciate one another, Utahns will bring added honor to the state's heritage as a symbol of

                  tolerance and freedom:
                      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah expresses
                  support for the principles of respect, understanding, and inclusiveness of all people and urges the
                  citizens of Utah to address their differences with one another in a spirit of increased respect and
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the citizens of Utah seize the opportunity to join with
                  those of differing religious, political, and cultural affiliations in identifying common challenges and
                  working together to solve them.
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Alliance for Unity
                  and to each political party registered in Utah.

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