Arlington Human Rights Commission 

AHRC works individually and collaboratively with other groups in our community to celebrate the ever-changing tapestry of the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts, and to emphasize through educational outreach the danger of intolerance at every level. The Commission advances issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals and to investigates complaints arising out of these issues.  

Protected classes in Arlington, Massachusetts, are: race, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status. See the FAQ page for more information regarding nondiscrimation laws.

You can reach AHRC by phone at 781-316-3250 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mailing address:
Arlington Human Rights Commission
27 Maple St.
Arlington, MA 02476


Information session about Trust Act warrant article for Town Meeting. 2 pm Sunday, February 26, 2017.
The Arlington Human Rights Commission will be hosting an information at Town Hall at 2 pm on Sunday, February 26. Representatives from the Town will provide legal, financial, and law enforcement information regarding the Trust Act warrant article that has been submitted for this year's Town Meeting. 
A preliminary fact sheet about Sanctuary Towns is available at However, instead of the initial broad statement declaring Arlington to be a Sanctuary Town, AHRC will be putting forward more detailed language regarding becoming a Trust Act community. A new fact sheet will be available on the AHRC and Town websites for the info session on the 26th.


Congratulations to Arlington on adding gender identity and expression to the nondiscrimination bylaw at Town Meeting in 2016!

Read our guest commentary in the Advocate about confronting hate incidents and making Arlington more welcoming.


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