City Councilor Pulls Un-fair Campaign Resolution

By KBJR News 1

April 23, 2013 Updated Apr 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- A Duluth city councilor, who proposed at last week's agenda meeting that the city should distance itself from the Un-fair Campaign, has pulled that resolution.

Unveiled in 2011, the Un-fair Campaign is designed to bring awareness to racism and white privilege.

Duluth City Councilor Jim Stauber said there was confusion about the city's support, saying his office received calls asking the city council to rectify grievances with the Un-fair Campaign.

These complaints prompted Councilor Stauber to propose a resolution dissociating the Un-fair Campaign from the city of Duluth.

Mayor Don Ness' office, the city of Duluth Human Rights office, and the Duluth American Indian Commission are listed as partners of the campaign, but the city itself has never signed on.

But, since the Unfair Campaign's website has been changed to say, for instance with the Mayor's partnership--Mayor Don Ness-City of Duluth, rather than just City of Duluth-Mayor Don Ness--Stauber has decided to withdraw the resolution.

"I'm quite pleased with that, so it's my goal tonight simply to delete the resolution I brought forward-to withdraw it-because it is a moot issue," said Stauber, outside of City Hall Monday.

Daniel Fanning, Mayor Ness' community relations officer said their office will continue to support the unfair campaign and they are pleased Stauber dropped the resolution.

Zach Vavricka

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