To Idaho Governor Brad Little and local Idaho officials:
We, the undersigned, fully support sensible public health measures, aimed at protecting our health and safety in this dark hour of the coronavirus pandemic, including mask requirements, limits on large gatherings and medically-informed restrictions on bars, restaurants, schools and businesses.
We also demand that our duly elected government officials be allowed to do their constitutionally mandated jobs, free of intimidation and without putting themselves or their families at risk.
In light of overwhelming medical evidence, the dire data on infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in Idaho and across our nation, limited space at our hospitals and clinics, and the devoted care of medical personnel and support staff across the state, WE DEMAND state leadership aimed at protecting the public in what is hopefully the final stage of this global pandemic, pending wide adoption of a vaccine in the spring.
While political demonstrations are clearly allowed under any public health order, we have decided to honor the need to avoid large, public gatherings, instead opting to protest by other means. The signatures here represent the vast majority of us — Idahoans of all stripes — who are home doing our damndest to get through 2020. We are home with our kids. We are on video calls with our colleagues. We are unemployed and homeless. We speak dozens of languages. We are Indigenous, Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. And we are you. We are the people of Idaho. We are the 97%.
The Undersigned Residents of the Great State of Idaho
On December 15, 2020, we delivered over 11,000 signatures to the Central District Health board. The petition is now closed. Thank you for your support, Idaho!