"Too Great for Hate" license plate to be introduced

Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 18:39:08-05

BOISE — In recent years, Idaho has done much to erase and correct the scars of racism in the state's history, and now the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is taking the message to the people.

You may soon be seeing a specialized Idaho license plate that says Idaho is "too great to hate." The human rights group says lawmakers from both sides of the aisle plan to introduce the legislation.

"We have to remind one another we are too great for hate, and each time we hear of forces that want to come into this state and exploit or try to create the division, it's also that empowerment that we can step up and say 'no, that's not who we are’,” said Dan Prinzing, executive director of the Wassmuth Center.

Fees generated by the specialized plate, if it's approved, will go toward the education program at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. No word yet on when the bill will be introduced.