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GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY
Serve as a commissioner on the Arlington Human Rights Commission.
If you are an Arlington County resident, have an interest in protecting human rights, and are willing to commit to one evening per month - we'd like to hear from you. Submit an online application now!
Contact the Human Rights Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-3929 if you have questions.
In Arlington County it is unlawful to discriminate because of Race, National Origin, Color, Marital Status, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability, Sexual Orientation, or Familial Status (being pregnant or having children under age 18.)
It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who opposes discriminatory practices.
Discrimination is prohibited in the sale, rental, or financing of housing or commercial real estate, the provision of public accommodations; applications for or offers of credit; enrollment in private educational institutions; and employment.
The Human Rights Commission holds primary responsibility to receive, investigate, and conciliate complaints from those who believe they have been victims of unlawful discrimination. This is a free public service. The Commission's investigative and hearing processes usually result in resolution of complaints. If necessary, however, the Commission can, with County Board approval, seek enforcement of its decisions in court.
The Human Rights Ordinance is Chapter 31 of the Arlington County Code. View the Ordinance. (PDF)
Alexandria Human Rights Office, Fairfax County Human Rights Commission, Prince William County Human Rights Commission, Virginia Council on Human Rights, Virginia Fair Housing Office, U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Office of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and the Americans with Disabilities Act
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 318
Arlington, VA 22201