Fishers proclamation distances city from religious freedom law

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FISHERS, Ind. (April 1, 2015) – Wednesday morning, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and the City Council unanimously signed a proclamation saying the city is open for business to all.

This is in response to the Indiana’s religious freedom law.

Organizers said this proclamation is a show of solidarity between the city, business community and anyone who lives in or visits Fishers.

As it stands, Fadness said he does not support Indiana’s religious freedom law, so Fishers must work independently to remain an entrepreneurial city.

He said the city has to create an environment to attract talented workers by embracing diversity and rejecting discrimination.
City councilors agreed.

“This council and this president have set off on a vision,” Councilor Pete Peterson. “The vision is an entrepreneurial city to bring world class people here into Fishers and make Fishers a better place, and really it’s an easy thing to jump on once I understood what was at the heart of it.”

Fadness also said he wants to ensure that the next generation of leaders in Fishers inherits a stronger city, both morally and economically, than it is now.

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