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Trust Act Resolution hearing Monday, Feb. 27

The Board of Selectmen hearings for several Town Meeting warrant articles will be Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:15 pm at Town Hall. The Arlington Human Rights Commission hopes the community will come out to the hearing to speak in favor of the Trust Act Resolution we're co-sponsoring (Warrant Article 59). 
 
preliminary fact sheet about Sanctuary Towns is available on the Town website. However, instead of the initial broad statement declaring Arlington to be a Sanctuary Town, AHRC will be putting forward more detailed language of a Trust Act Resolution. You can read the draft here.

We had a great turnout for the information session today, but a vote of favorable action is far from assured. It's crucial for you to come to the hearing to make sure our voices of support are not drowned out by those who oppose it.

Proposed LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission

The Board of Selectmen will also be holding a hearing for the proposed LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission (Warrant Article 15) tomorrow night. AHRC and some community members put together information regarding the need for an LGBTQIA+ Commission.

Arlington for All events 

Arlington Reads Together kickoff with Nicole Maines: You are Part of the Story, Town Hall at 1 pm on Saturday March 4. More info: https://robbinslibrary.wordpress.com/arlington-reads-together-2017/
 
Save the date: Friday, March 31 at 7pm. Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network, True Story Theater, and Arlington Human Rights Commission event. Details to come.

See AHRC's webpage for the Arlington for All project for more #arl4all events.

Monthly meetings

AHRC usually meets at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of each month at the Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Massachusetts Ave. Check the town calendar the week of the meeting to confirm. More info: arlingtonhumanrights.org/index.php/meetings.

Reporting discrimination

The protected classes in Arlington, Massachusetts, are: race, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status.

You can report discrimination in Arlington to the AHRC.

Arlington Human Rights Commission
27 Maple Street, Arlington, MA 02476
781-316-3250    ahrc@town.arlington.ma.us

Download the AHRC complaint form at tinyurl.com/AHRCcomplaint or arlingtonhumanrights.org/images/documents/AHRC_Discrimination_Complaint_Form.pdf.

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