On August 4th city council members Steve Gault and Fran Stigers made appalling and ignorant comments regarding a vote to approve a speaker and discussion on the town square surrounding BLM and racism. Their comments were unnecessary and not befitting the community they are supposed to represent. Using the terms "gangbangers" and people from inner cities as the potential cause of problems in Washington and referring to BLM as a "domestic terrorist group" is racist and unacceptable. The community of Washington is strong, diverse, and kind and we will not stand for these thoughtless comments. Please sign to support our call for an apology, racial sensitivity training, and resignation from these two council members.