They hired me to create some cartoons to help simplify the vital concepts, as well as the political situation, behind the bill and visualize why the bill is unpopular with lobbyists and special interest groups, but is in the best interest of us citizens and of the state as a whole.
This bill, which is a beautifully written 1-page amendment to our Utah State Constitution, basically says that before we swipe our credit card (as a state) we talk about it first in our legislature. It also states that when we have a surplus in our budget, we make savings accounts for things like natural disasters, which we currently don't prioritize.
If you live in Utah, please do these things:
- Check out the academic research that supports the bill. (Bottom of page)
- Check out the bill.
- Check its status. This is important so you know whether to email your Senator or Representative. (Whether the bill is in the Senate of the House of Representatives right now.)
- Then email your senator or representative using this cool engine that figures out who that person is for you. Tell them that you want it to pass and they should support it.
Thanks for making a difference! This bill is VERY IMPORTANT! Please help it along! California had a similar bill, but got rid of it in 1990, and has since gone bankrupt.