After the Senate State Affairs Committee's decision this morning not to introduce the “Add The Words” legislation, the crowd filed out, and in the hallway outside the Capitol Auditorium, a group began singing “We Shall Overcome” in ringing tones.
Here, a capitol security guard removes sticky notes from the dais in the hearing room, placed there shortly after the committee adjourned, asking for Idaho to “add the words.” The sticky-note campaign, which has been going on all session, has placed hundreds of notes around the capitol asking for support for the bill, which has never been given a hearing despite six years of attempts.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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