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The Human Relations Commission of Holland, Michigan has unanimously recommended that Holland's City Council amend its Fair Housing Ordinance and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in its list of protected classes.  Council is likely to vote within the next few weeks on whether or not to move forward with these inclusions.

Now is the time for everyone who cares about non-discrimination to help by signing this electronic petition.  Holland has an amazing opportunity to take steps toward true equality and fairness for all of its citizens and you do not need to be a resident of Holland to sign on!   Anyone can help Holland City Council members understand that there is HUGE support for this inclusive change. 

 Sign on now! 

Letter to
Council Member Mike Tretheway
Council Member Bob VandeVusse
Mayor Kurt Dykstra
and 7 others
Council Member Shawn Miller
Council Member Nancy DeBoer
Council Member David Hoekstra
Council Member Todd Whiteman
Council Member Brian Burch
Council Member Jay Peters
Human Relations Coordinator Al Serrano
I want to show my support for amending Holland's Fair Housing Ordinance and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." I encourage this action because:

- The Human Relations Commission of the City unanimously recommends this change.
- This ordinance promotes equal and fair treatment for all with regard to employment and housing.
- The future health and vitality of this growing, diverse community will be enhanced by its adoption.

I ask you to support the Commission's recommendation and vote "Yes" to amend this important non-discrimination ordinance.

Many thanks,