December 12, 2016
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – The NYC Commission on Human Rights held a 3-day phone-a-thon December 6, 7,8 to answer questions about the NYC Human Rights Law which protects against discrimination and harassment in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
“New York City has always been a welcoming city for all people,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Diverse communities across the city remain concerned about how the new administration in Washington D.C will affect their families. This timely phone-a-thon, thanks to Univision New York and partners, will answer many of those questions and give concerned communities the resources and information they need to report discrimination and harassment. New York City has and always will protect its communities.”
The “Know Your Rights” phone-a-thon was staffed by Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers from the participating agencies and organizations. The phone-a-thon offered people a channel for information sharing and an opportunity to listen to the concerns of New Yorkers.
“No one in New York City should feel unsafe or threatened because of their cultural identity, their faith, country of origin, or immigration status,” said Commissioner and Chair of the NYC Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis. “The Commission is using every resource at its disposal to ensure that every community has the information and tools they need to remain free from discrimination and harassment. We hope this phone-a-thon reassures concerned communities that New York City has your back and fights daily to your rights and the rights of your families.”