Human Rights Commission
Snohomish County Human Rights Commission Statement on January 6th Attack on Democracy
EVERETT, Wash., January 7, 2021 – The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission stands in opposition to the disgraceful attacks on the US Capitol, on the home of Washington State’s Governor on our legislative campus, on our local elected officials, and, indeed, on our democracy at large. It is imperative that we recognize that these attacks on human rights had been simmering as intolerance, exclusion and inequity long before they boiled over into domestic terrorism on January 6th, 2021.
We aspire to create a nation in which all people are treated equally. We struggle against the violence waged against Black, Brown and Indigenous Americans, including physical, political, legal, economic and environmental violence. We strive to overcome a broken criminal and legal system, massive disparities in the availability of financial services, affordable and accessible housing and healthcare, as well as environmental and educational injustice.
Standing against these attacks on human rights is an issue of patriotism, morality and integrity, not partisan politics. We must all stand together to affirm the value of our cultural diversity, raising our voices loudly and repeatedly, defending our Republic and democratic way of life at the national and local levels.
The siege by white nationalists of our nation’s capitol depended on a foundation of normalized bigotry and a long history of racial oppression and injustice. The attempt to undermine our democracy, to disenfranchise our fellow citizens, and to intimidate and terrorize was not an error, but an inevitability.
Our democratic values require robust participation, not exclusion. No citizen can ignore the marked difference in the treatment of lawful Black Lives Matter protestors from the treatment of domestic terrorists assaulting the national capital. The disparate state-sanctioned treatment of Black, Brown and Indigenous organizers and activists working to mobilize voters, promote civil engagement and oppose police brutality emphasizes the importance of anti-racist work, both locally and nationally.
To believe in a better America—an America where human rights are valued, and a pledge of allegiance is a promise of honoring the terms of our social contract with each other, where democracy will prevail according to the terms of the Constitution—we must all work together to bend the long arc of history toward accountability and justice.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
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|Member||County Council District|
|Noah Rui||District 1 - Term expires 7/1/2021|
|Darrell Chapman||District 2 - Term expires 7/1/2022
|Carin Chase - Commission Chair||District 3 - Term expires 7/1/2020
||District 4 - Term expires 7/1/2020
||District 5 - Term expires 7/1/2022
|NEW - Dr. Gloria Ngezaho||County Executive Representative - Term expires 7/1/2021
||Law Enforcement Representative -Term expires 7/1/2022
|Courtney Wooten||General Position 1 - Term expires 7/1/2021
Interviews in process
|General Position 2 - Term expires 7/1/2020
About the Commission
The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) serves as an advisory body to the County Executive, County Council, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other county officers and agencies in matters concerning human rights.
The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation. See Snohomish County Code Chapter 2.460 and from that page, search for 2.460.020. Bylaws
Contact via email: Contact.HumanRightsCommission@snoco.org
Phone contact: Sherry Cuddy (425)388-7308
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