Eye On Boise

Their own hearing room

After a House committee refused to introduce their bill and schedule a public hearing on it, the Idaho Community Action Network set up its own "People's Hearing" on the steps of the state Capitol on Thursday. Complete with a podium and seats labeled with the names of each member of the legislative committee, activists gathered and spoke out in Spanish and English in favor of their proposal to make it easier for immigrants to get driver's licenses, by modeling Idaho's law after Oregon's and Washington's.

"They refused to hear us inside the Statehouse, so we decided to set up our hearing from the outside," said ICAN's Adan Ramirez. "Denying people the opportunity to speak is undemocratic."




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