The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors need to hear from you!
The board passed an error-filled proclamation in July and now it needs to hear your voice to ask it to rescind this declaration. The board is meeting on Sept. 19, so act now to keep Christianity from being tied to El Dorado.
On July 18, the board approved a deeply troubling proclamation establishing July as “American Christian Heritage Month” through a 4-1 vote. The proclamation is filled with revisionist history that asserts, among other things, that “religious faith was … incorporated into all three branches of the American [f]ederal [g]overnment from their very beginning.” Supervisor John Hidahl, who introduced the proclamation, went so far as to erroneously claim that America was founded on Christian principles and values. Since then, county residents have been speaking out against this proclamation, correctly stating that it doesn’t reflect the community’s diversity. At least one member of the board who voted in favor of the proclamation has expressed regret over the vote.
The board will be reconsidering the proclamation on Sept. 19, so please don’t wait to act! We’ve included suggested language through the “Take Action” button, which can be customized to your liking. For best results, please be succinct and polite.
(Note: You must live in El Dorado County to take part in this action alert.)