Thursday, March 26, 2015
The international Human Rights Cities movement continues to take hold in the United States. Boston, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh are among the large cities that have formally endorsed a human rights perspective as a matter of city policy, along with smaller localities such as Carrboro, North Carolina and Eugene, Oregon.
According to the Mountain View Voice, Mountain View, California may be the next to join the movement. Local advocates on the City Council and the Human Relations Commission are raising the issue before the Mountain View City Council, which will consider a human rights city proposal sometime this year. As part of the resolution, the city's Human Relations Commission will change its name to the Human Rights Commission.
For more information, and to learn how Eugene, Oregon is inspiring Mountain View's policymakers, read the article here.