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Support a more effective civil-rights ordinance

As published in the Bellingham Herald on February 1st, 2003
          Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I have a drean that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' ...I have a drean that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
          King paid for his dream with his life when he fell to an assassin's bullet.  His dream did not end with his death as a global network of cities, towns, states and countries passed civil-rights legislation to protect those who are subject to discrimination by others.
          Our community took the first step in joining this global network when the Bellingham City Council passed a civil-rights resolution (Herald, Jan. 14) by a unanimous vote.  A resolution does not have the force of law of an ordinance has but it is a strong statement that the residents of our shire do not accept discrimination.
          The City Council and the various groups that proposed this resolution need your support in passing an anti-discrimination ordinance.  Please contact your council representatives and let them know you support the passage of an anti-discrimination ordinance that will ensure that our children will grow up in a community that does not tolerate discrimination.
Sheila L. Richardson

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