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A few weeks ago we reached out and asked you to join us at the Idaho Falls City Council meeting. At the time, the council was considering a citywide ordinance that would prohibit discriminatory acts in housing, employment, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

 

We are pleased to share that the ordinance is continuing on in the process of consideration and that Idaho Falls stands on the edge of being the 7th city in the Gem State to adopt this inclusive policy and protect all of its residences from discrimination.

 

This week, on Thursday, August 8, the council is expected to have a second public reading of the ordinance. We hope that you will make time to attend the meeting and show your support. Several Idaho Falls council members have publicly shared their support, and many individuals are championing the ordinance. Your presence that night will go a long way in showing gratitude and respect for these council members’ leadership. We also need to continue to ask elected officials to do the right thing for all of their constituents.

 

Idaho Falls Non-Discrimination Ordinance Public Hearing

Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 PM

Idaho Falls City Annex Building

680 Park Avenue

Idaho Falls, Idaho

 

If adopted, Idaho Falls would join Sandpoint, Boise, Ketchum, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, and Pocatello as a city in Idaho that prohibits this type of discrimination. All six of these cities’ councils voted similar ordinances into law within the last year and a half.

 

Let’s help and encourage Idaho Falls city leaders to continue this incredible momentum and be a part of this history-making change.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Steve is Pride Foundation’s Regional Development Organizer in Idaho. Email Steve.

 

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