(Photo: Mayor John Hellman)
West Hollywood Stands with the Anti-Defamation League, The United States Conference of Mayors, and more than 240 Cities and Mayors Across the Nation to Stand Up Against Hate, Violence, and Intolerance
The City of West Hollywood has signed on to the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate. In doing so, the City of West Hollywood joins with more than 240 cities and mayors across the nation to stand up against hate, violence, and intolerance.
“Recent events in Charlottesville are not only heartbreaking, they are unacceptable,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman. “We cannot let the forces of racism and hatred take us backwards. Cities across the nation, such as West Hollywood, must lead the way in fighting extremism and violence. In joining the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, we redouble our efforts to make our communities safe for everyone and we deepen our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of justice and equality that define our country and our communities.”
The Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate is a new initiative led by the Anti-Defamation League and The United States Conference of Mayors aimed at fighting extremism and bigotry, which will promote the fundamental principles of justice and equality that define the United States of America.
In December 2016, the City of West Hollywood reaffirmed its commitment to its core values, which includes Respect and Support for People. The City works diligently to defend the fundamental rights of its community members including LGBT people, people with disabilities, seniors, people of color, immigrants, women, and others.
For additional information about the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, please visit www.mayorscompact.org. For additional information and details about the City of West Hollywood’s Legislative Affairs efforts, please visitwww.weho.org/wehoresponds.