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

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The Board of Selectmen hearings for several Town Meeting warrant articles were held Monday, Feb. 27 at Town Hall. The Arlington Human Rights Commission is grateful to the many community members who came out to the hearing to support the Trust Act Resolution we're co-sponsoring (Warrant Article 59). 
A preliminary fact sheet about Sanctuary Towns is available on the Town website. However, instead of the initial broad statement declaring Arlington to be a Sanctuary Town, AHRC is putting forward more detailed language of a Trust Act Resolution. The wording is still being finalized with Town Counsel, but you can read a previous draft here.
The hearing for establishing an LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission (Warrant Article 15) was the same night and the Selectmen again voted favorable action. You can read about the need for more LGBTQIA+ support here.
Please encourage the Town Meeting members in your precinct to vote in favor of these two great efforts to make Arlington a safer and more welcoming town! #arl4all

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