WE CARE ABOUT OUR KIDS. AND YOURS TOO.
Concerned Coalition is an alliance of parents, teachers, and residents of Utah who are advocating for common sense public health measures to protect children in schools. We're fighting to ensure all children have a safe and free public education, especially the most vulnerable among us.
We share a message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
We received a response from the state and county regarding our motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). A TRO would allow local health orders to be implemented while the lawsuit proceeds. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, SLCO District Attorney Sam Gill, and USBE State Superintendent Sydnee Sorensen Dickson responded that they don't believe there is a cause for a TRO. While we are disappointed in their response, we are not surprised.
Over 11,000 school-age children have already tested positive for COVID-19 since school started one month ago. The number of children who have had COVID-19 is likely much higher than that. This is unacceptable and we won’t allow it to be ignored. Concerned Coalition is committed to fighting for our children to attend school safely. Join us in our fight to protect Utah kids and Utah communities.
AUGUST 27, 2021
Members of our group filed a motion for a temporary restraining order. The clock is ticking and we desperately need a mask mandate in schools to keep our children and community as safe as possible from COVID.
Our co-founder Chris Phillips remarked, "We parents and Concerned Coalition are grateful to our attorney, Greg Skordas and his team, for filing this motion for a Temporary Restraining Order. Parents need fast action to be able to send their children to school in safe environments."
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AUGUST 23, 2021
#ConcernedCoalition announces the filing of a legal complaint. In collaboration with Utah attorney Greg Skordas, and Utah caregivers of at-risk and disabled children, the complaint challenges state laws that restrict Utah schools from putting in place public health measures amid another COVID-19 surge. The goal of the complaint is to push back on the political override of childrens’ constitutionally protected right to receive in-person public education in a safe environment alongside their peers.
You can help us continue this fight by donating to our legal fund. We'll be here to see this through.