“I do not agree that we have systemic racism in our county. Period,” said Clark County Chair Eileen Quiring during a meeting with county councilors in the Southwest Washington county that encompasses the cities of Vancouver, Camas, Ridgefield, and more.
The Columbian editorial board and over 5,000 individuals have called for Chair Quiring to be held responsible for her actions and resign from office. Here's how you can get involved:
- Read Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz's account of what happened: https://www.facebook.com/CouncilorTempleLentz/posts/694993007900442
- Read the Columbian editorial on the issue: https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/jun/30/in-our-view-quiring-should-recognize-inaccuracy-or-resign/
- Add your name to the 5,000+ petition calling on Chair Quiring to resign: https://www.change.org/p/clark-county-council-eileen-quiring-needs-to-resign
- Write a letter in your own words to the Clark County Board of Commissioners and demand that Chair Quiring apologize and take accountability for her statements or resign from office: https://www.clark.wa.gov/councilors/write-councilor
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