Congratulations Grant County!
Congratulations to the citizens of John Day in Grant Co. for standing up to the Idaho Aryan Nations. Mayor Bob Quinton spoke against their attempt to purchase property in John Day and the community responded. Letters, signs, rallies and a large showing at public meetings made it clear that they would not tolerate hate groups in their town.
Former white supremacists have said that hate groups “test” a community by taking action and then seeing if anyone in the community responds. If they don’t, they set up shop.
This could happen anywhere, so let’s make sure communities all over the state stay alert and be ready to challenge any such groups. Just because we are rural does not mean that we would tolerate racist hate activity.
Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity – CCCHD