While it is not illegal to verbalize racist views or language, doing so promotes a negative stereotype for our region that is damaging to both citizens and businesses. This is especially true when the language not only targets and disrupts the mayoral campaign of Sandpoint but makes negative references to Ferguson, Missouri.
Politics in Sandpoint is noted for it’s lively discussions and diverse viewpoints. Sandpoint citizens educate themselves on the issues and make their political choices through their vote.
The recent robocall was not only in poor taste, it was not warranted nor wanted. The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force continues to promote Sandpoint and the surrounding region as too great for hate, where all are welcome.