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Lisa Allmendinger on May 19th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission spent its May 17 meeting revising two documents: a complaint form and bylaws with the hope of approving both documents very soon. “The longer it takes to get a form, the longer we’re not being effective,” said HRC member Tammy Stiles Beechey. HRC member Susan Morrel-Samuels suggested […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 17th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission discussed what its role is in the community and how it needs to work with Chelsea City Council, a topic that the council took up at its May 1 meeting. “Bringing up the topic of freedom cities is not within our scope,” said Tammy Stiles Beechey, referring […]

Continue reading about Chelsea Human Rights Commission to Take Direction from City Council

The Chelsea City Council discussed the rules and procedures involved with the city’s Human Rights Commission, specifically two sections of the city’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance that created this new 5-member commission. At its meeting on May 1, a discussion ensued following the commission’s request of the City Council to participate in a work session to discuss […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 3rd, 2017

Continue reading about May 3: what’s on the Chelsea Human Rights Commission agenda

By Lisa Carolin (Publisher’s note: The city’s Human Rights Commission is an advisory group and any policy or ordinance changes would be voted upon by the Chelsea City Council.) How to proceed with Freedom City designation is the challenge facing the Chelsea Human Rights Commission. For more information from the ACLU about what this is, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 19th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 7th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin At its April 5 meeting, Chelsea’s Human Rights Commission discussed becoming part of the ACLU’s Freedom Cities Campaign. The campaign aims to ensure that local law enforcement officials defend rather than threaten people in the community, in particular immigrants. The Freedom Cities Campaign is a challenge to President  Donald Trump’s travel ban […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 5th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 20th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Chelsea’s Human Rights Commission is working on its initial budget proposal, which was among the topics of conversation during the commission’s March 15 meeting. Member Lynn Fox said, “I was thinking $5,000 to start for the commission to ask for to spend on training for things like authors, speakers, and field trips.” […]

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