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Middletown Follows Newtown to Become Second Bucks County Township to Create a Human Relations Commission!

Middletown Follows Newtown to Become Second Bucks County Township to Create a Human Relations Commission! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Middletown Township joins just a handful of other Bucks County communities in creating a Human Relations Commission.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the ordinance that would establish a Human Relations Commission under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The commission will have seven members and can conduct public trainings, educational sessions, informational seminars and community activities. The commission would have the ability to address some complaints related to discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and conversion therapy.

“I think this [Human Relations Commission] is going to give the members of our community who maybe have been disenfranchised or discriminated against a voice and a seat at the table,” said Supervisor Anna Payne.

In Lower Bucks County, Bristol Borough, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, and Yardley Borough have ordinances establishing Human Relations Commissions.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

I first floated the idea for the Newtown Anti-discrimination ordinance in July, 2018, and in September, the Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from Yardley Councilman David Bria, who led the charge on Yardley’s anti-discrimination ordinance.

 

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