Call Today to Oppose Hate

Guest-written by Rebecca Schroeder

URGENT ACTION ITEM TODAY!! Are you concerned with the news you’ve been seeing about Rep Matt Shea? Are you aware that he is scheduled to emcee the John Birch Society Executive Dinner tomorrow night at the Best Western Plus in CDA? As a community, we must raise our voices in opposition.

CALL THE COEUR D’ALENE BEST WESTERN – ASK FOR THE CANCELLATION OF MATT SHEA’S DINNER EVENT THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH (208) 765-3200

Washington State House Rep. Matt Shea’s week started with him being exposed as a participant in a group chat where he proposed surveilling Spokane activists, while his militia buddy Anthony Bosworth fantasized about slamming women’s heads into concrete barriers and shaving their heads.

Faced with the leaked chats, Shea doubled down – and linked to a white nationalist, Holocaust-denying conspiracy website where one writer proudly declared he had “no sympathy” for the 50 innocent Muslim worshippers murdered in the Christchurch shooting this year.

And tomorrow, Shea is scheduled to MC a John Birch Society event at the Best Western Plus in Coeur d’Alene.

Shea’s politics of hatred intolerance have no place in our community! Call the Best Western Plus at (208) 765-3200 and ask them to cancel the Friday night John Birch Society Executive Dinner.

Explain what this means to you – are you a Coeur d’Alene resident? A frequent Best Western customer? Make it personal! 


SCRIPT:  

“Hello, my name is ______ and I’m a longtime resident of Coeur d’Alene (North Idaho). I’ve been a patron of your establishment on many occasions….”

Explain your concerns: I’m concerned that your hotel has chosen to host a John Birch Society dinner where Rep. Matt Shea will be speaking. Shea has participated in discussions of violent retribution against his political opponents, and sent out links to a racist conspiracy website. Please realize that hosting this event will result in negative press for your business, as Shea was recently outed in the local news as an extremist with ties to white nationalism. If your hotel wants my business in the future, please reconsider hosting this dinner and ask Shea and company to find a new venue! Thanks for your time!


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