There is always the good news and the bad news.
Let’s start with the bad news. Get it out of the way. An election was held on November 5 for mayor of Pocatello and several city council seats. Most of the candidates that were in support of the ordinance did not win. This means that we could have a council who is not in favor of the ordinance and could rescind it without notice. Hopefully, they will allow the vote to happen in May but this puts us at a disadvantage.
Now the good news. I am still as passionate about equality for EVERYONE, not just Pocatello, ID. I have begun working with people in Pocatello who support equality and want our ordinance to stay in place. I am working on a campaign to go along with this site to educate people and hopefully bring this community together in a positive way.
We can not do this alone. We need everyone’s help and support to keep Pocatello a welcoming town that embraces the differences in its citizens.
I am asking everyone to spread the word about the vote on May 20 and to sign the petition supporting the ordinance. We can still send a message that this protection is needed to ward off discrimination.