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Idaho's lone black lawmaker says she got KKK membership solicitation
BOISE, Idaho (AP) ' Idaho's only black state lawmaker says she received a hand-addressed membership solicitation from a national Ku Klux Klan organization that she believes targeted her.
State Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb says that childhood memories of a cross burning on her lawn were rekindled last week when she opened the application to join the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/HsN9e0 ) that the letter asked for a photo, $35 in annual dues and a completed statement proclaiming: "I am a White Christian man or woman."
The Boise Democrat says she was more surprised than disturbed.
Buckner-Webb served one term in the Idaho House before announcing her candidacy for an Idaho Senate seat. She says the mailing has bolstered her resolve to fight prejudice and intolerance in Idaho.