"Add the Words" organizers to unveil new focus, new look

Posted: 11:15 AM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-16 13:15:40-04

A group that has long pushed for Idaho lawmakers to pass legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination has shuttered its political action committee.

Chelsea Gaona-Lincoln, the chair of Idaho's Add the Words, says the PAC was terminated in June because organizers are currently working to broaden the group's platform and change the name.

Gaona-Lincoln declined to disclose the upcoming new changes, but said the group would unveil the new look and focus of the group soon.

The Add the Words PAC was originally launched in 2011.

The group's original purpose was to lobby lawmakers to add the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. However, the state's Republican-controlled Legislature has consistently blocked those efforts for more than a decade.

(by Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press)