Idaho Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb Speaks At City Club of Boise

Apr 24, 2019

Credit Dan Hollar / Boise School District

The City Club of Boise held the 2nd annual Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights, featuring Idaho native and State Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb.

Some people may be disturbed by language used in the forum.


City Club selected Senator Buckner-Webb to speak at the Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights because, like Marilyn before her, she is a leading voice in the fight against discrimination in Idaho. Sen. Buckner-Webb is the co-sponsor of legislation to “Add the Words,” which aims to end legalized discrimination against Idahoans because of gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Sen. Buckner-Webb has also been a strong ally on issues concerning women’s rights, and continues to promote fair treatment for all. She continues to be a tireless advocate for Idaho’s public schools. In 2014, she was part of a bipartisan coalition that successfully boosted teacher pay, established professional development and leadership initiatives, and increased operational funding for schools.

The event also honored Garrett Richardson, a local student from Borah High School whose character and work exemplify the spirit of Marilyn Shuler’s commitment to human rights, civil discourse, and informed civic engagement.