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HRC To Hold Public Hearing On Fuel Assistance Crisis

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, February 10, 2014, at 6PM, in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on the fuel assistance funding crisis and invites the participation of those residents whose fuel assistance award may be exhausted, or nearly exhausted, as well as all other county residents.

HRC Wants Your Input on Use of Force

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, January 13, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission invites you to present your perspective at a hearing entitled: "Social Implications of Using Force by Greenfield Police Officers".

HRC To Hold Public Hearing For Child Advocacy Center

From a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, December 9, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing for the purpose of ascertaining methods to support the further establishment and growth of the Franklin County Child Advocacy Center.

Public Hearing About Homeless Families to be Held Monday

From a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, November 18, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on the issue of the recent surge of homeless families housed by the state at the Quality Inn and Days Inn in Greenfield. Specifically, the public hearing will seek testimony on how this state of affairs came to be, the relief and support services provided to these families, and the support needs required by Greenfield as a host community.

Public Input Sought

Adapted from two press releases:

Next week, Greenfield's Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), along with other towns and state agencies, will be looking for your feedback.  On Monday evening, options for improving Hillside Park will be discussed with the HRC, Mayor Martin, and Margaret Betts.  Then, on Tuesday night, the FRCOG invites you to learn about, and share your thoughts on, local clean energy options.

HRC Public Hearing On Marriage Equality Resolution

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, July 8, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on a Marriage Equality Implementation Resolution to be addressed to President Obama, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.  The Commission's proposed resolution calls on the President and Congress to exempt any and all federal agencies tasked with the implementation of same-sex marriage equality, specifically including but not necessarily limited to, the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration, from the fiscal mandates of the federal sequestration, which has led to layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes at these federal departments.

HRC Begins Pre-K Initiative

From a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, April 8, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will initiate an Early Childhood Education Initiative based upon President Obama's proposed universal Pre-K program. This entails, among other parts, Universal Pre-School, increased support and eligibility for Head Start, Early Learning Challenge Grants and Child Care Development Block Grant programming. The Commission will begin a process of educating the community about the pending legislation proposed by the President, potentially advocating for it among our representatives in the Congress and highlighting the needs of our own community in this regard. Specifically the needs of Greenfield families and the children of Greenfield who may benefit from such programs in both the short and long term.

HRC Begins Gun Violence Reduction Initiative

From a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

In response to the call of national and state leaders for community dialogue in the wake of the December 14, 2012, tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will initiate a Gun Violence Reduction Initiative beginning on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall second floor meeting room. It is anticipated that the Initiative will encompass at least the next several months.

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