Securing Local Government Support for Racial Equality Through CERD

This packet includes sample materials that advocates interested in using a human rights framework can use in efforts to secure a local government commitment to racial equality by drawing on the universal norms of dignity, equality and fairness set forth in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“CERD”).  

The packet includes an informational flyer providing basic background information on CERD, its value locally and the ways that local governments have incorporated CERD. It also includes a sample resolution urging the federal government to adopt a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice, as well as a resolution calling for local government to take additional steps to incorporate CERD into local policy.  Lastly, it includes sample letters to send to local human rights champions to urge passage of local resolutions.

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