Heidi Wegleitner has proposed removing the pledge as well as the word ‘prayer’ from the board rules, which are currently undergoing a biannual redraft.
The Dane County Board’s executive committee will consider Wegleitner’s proposal at a meeting Thursday, although newly elected supervisors would have the final say following the April 5 election.
‘It just doesn’t feel like it’s appropriate for us to be doing, when in a pluralistic society we want to be inclusive and representative,’ Wegleitner told Madison.com. ‘At the end of the day, I think it’s divisive.’
Wegleitner said she looked into which area governmental bodies recite the pledge at the start of meetings and found inconsistencies, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.