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

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.

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