Town in Ilhan Omar’s district votes to ditch Pledge of Allegiance, in the name of diversity
June 30, 2019 | Vivek Saxena
“In order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community, we are going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,”St. Louis Park, Minnesota City Council member Tim Brausen announced at a recent council meeting.
“The change was approved unanimously by city council in a 5 to 0 vote,”local station WCCO reported Wednesday, adding that the rule will take effect on July 15.
“After hearing many comments from the community, the St. Louis Park City Council is revisiting its decision to remove recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance from city council meetings,”Jacque Smith, the city’s communications and marketing manager, said in a statement. Unfortunately, the discussions reportedly won’t occur until after the July 4th holiday.