• Petitioned Residents of Geneva, New York

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Residents of Geneva, New York

Support the Geneva Human Rights Commission

    1. Petition by

      Jessica Hayes-Conroy

      Geneva

***PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THIS PETITION UNLESS YOU ARE A CITY OF GENEVA RESIDENT AND OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE***

On October 24th, the City Council of Geneva, New York will vote on its 2013
Budget which proposes a 36% reduction in funding for the Geneva Human Rights
Commission. We strongly believe this reduction does not represent the best
interest of our community.

In relation to most other City departments and agencies, the tax burden
associated with sustaining a viable Commission is miniscule, representing
the smallest agency line-item in the budget. Furthermore, we believe
Geneva's need for a local social justice agency is well documented -- with
the resulting benefits far outweighing the cost.

We love Geneva. We embrace its diversity, and we want our City government
to be responsive to the needs of all our citizens. So, we expect the worth
of the Commission and its staff to be expressed in our City budget.

Therefore, we are petitioning Geneva City Council to sustain the needs the
Commission in its 2013 Budget while allowing it to continue its effective
work in fair housing, the Geneva Community Compact (Race Dialogues for Youth
Program, Geneva Storytelling Project, DiverseCity Committee, etc.), and
other human rights related partnerships.

We, the undersigned, wholeheartedly support the Geneva Human Rights
Commission and ask that City Council do the same.

***PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THIS PETITION UNLESS YOU ARE A CITY OF GENEVA RESIDENT AND OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE***

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    • Lorinda Weinstock GENEVA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      There is more work to be done.

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    • Antonio Gomez GENEVA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The GHRC has done a very good job, in our community and deserve to continue to be strong as a agency in our city to provide the leadership and tools when racial tension occur, bise or descrimination.

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    • Jordann Myers GENEVA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Justice and equality for all

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    • Wanda Rivera GENEVA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Everything it is important for us because we work for the community of Geneva and we serve the community. Specially I am Human Rights Commision Member and I think that it is necessary to have Human Rights Dept here to help the community with Race Dialogues, Storytelling project, DiverseCity and Fair housing.

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    • Betty Bayer GENEVA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I respect the work of the Commission and its commitment to social justice in Geneva.

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