The Utah Democratic Party is committed to fostering and creating space for full participation for its members and does not tolerate harassment. We are continuously developing better processes and policies and are always looking to improve. Our current Anti-Harassment Policy, which was passed in March 2018 by the Utah Democratic Party’s State Central Committee, can be viewed at this link.
Along with implementing the above policy, the Utah Democratic Party has closed applications for a Harassment Task Force ad hoc committee, which will be comprised of victim advocates, social workers, therapists, and other professionals. This group of experts will work on suggested revisions to our Anti-Harassment Policy, best practices, and create recommendations for an updated Campaign Code of Ethics.
Approved Harassment Task Force members will be contacted no later than Friday, October 26, with their mission, goals, and expectations.
We will also be hosting another training later this Fall to help create a harassment-free culture, as well as committing to hosting additional trainings. Please be on the lookout for that training and more by checking out our upcoming events page, subscribing to our emails, or following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Please also note that if you have experienced harassment at any UDP sanctioned events or from party leadership, and are ready to come forward there are resources available that are linked below, as well as a commitment from Chairwoman Thomas to ensure a timely investigation. Please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to come forward regarding any harassment within our party to begin a Judicial Committee investigation.
Utah’s statewide 24-hour Sexual Violence Hotline: