The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an anti-hate resolution that the board said was prompted by the white supremacy rallies and intolerance displayed throughout the U.S. over recent weeks.
The board passed the resolution during a recent meeting, which condemns hate and racial supremacy and encourages tolerance among all citizens, according to an announcement.
“I’m very proud that the Board stood up on behalf of Coconino County to declare that we will not tolerate any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation,” Liz Archuleta, chair of the board, said in a statement. “We’re a county that values diversity and stands up for the rights of all our citizens. I thank my colleagues who voted today to confirm that we will not waiver on these values.”
District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler thanked her colleagues for passing the resolution.
“Our job at the County will remain to provide services to everyone regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation,” Fowler said in the announcement.
The board also resolved to maintain a cultural, ethnic, geographic and religious diversity stand to draw upon experts from the community.