Letter to the editor

Dodge for mayor

To the editor: Last year, the Fairbanks City Council discussed and listened to much testimony on Ordinance 6093, the ordinance for equality. The overwhelming testimony they heard was in support of the ordinance. The council itself voted 4-2 to pass the ordinance. The mayor vetoed it. He said the issue should be voted on by the people.

This sounds good until you remember that one of the important functions of government is to protect people. That particularly includes minorities that can’t outvote a majority.

There is nothing controversial about equal rights for everyone. This is a significant and important part of what the United States is all about. Nobody is hurt by equal rights.

Kathryn Dodge is the only candidate running for city mayor who promises to support equal rights. Vote Dodge on Oct. 1.

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