We are here to raise community awareness around hate group organizations infiltrating our local area and spreading discriminatory messaging. By educating our business community, and our community at large, about these groups and giving our community the tools needed to report any incidents, we hope to build a culture of inclusivity and safety to strengthen our economy and overall reputation. We aim to share a message of positivity with the world. We, the undersigned business owners and concerned citizens of Kootenai County, are committed to upholding and protecting the civil and human rights of all individuals regardless of their race, creed, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin or immigration status. In our community we believe in love, unity, and inclusivity. We believe in equity and respect for not only all Idahoans, but all people on this great Earth. The message of hate has no place here. We believe in freedom and liberty but there is no freedom or liberty unless everyone is treated equally. We declare that all are welcome here!
The Love Lives Here CDA campaign has partnered with the Human Rights Education Institute (HREI), Western States Center and North Idaho Pride Alliance. The effort of the campaign will initially be aimed at local businesses, organizations, and local public officials. By signing on to the Love Lives Here CDA declaration, businesses and concerned citizens can take a stand against discrimination and declare that all are welcome. The declaration is also a call to action and a promise to defend the safety and security of everyone who lives in and visits Coeur d’Alene. Those who sign will receive a Love Lives Here CDA window sticker to display and a rapid response resource guide.
For more information on Love Lives Here and how to pledge your support for this cause, visit LoveLivesHereCDA.com. To donate to this mission and HREI’s mission you can also visit LoveLivesHereCDA.com/sponsor/
We would like to invite the North Idaho community to the 4th Annual Diversity Symposium at North Idaho College on Tuesday, April 16