WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood signed on to the Mayor’s Compact to Combat Hate on August 18. West Hollywood joins over 270 cities and mayors across the United States standing 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.”
According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood website, the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate is a new initiative led by the Anti-Defamation League and The United States Conference of Mayors whose goal is to fight extremism and bigotry, and promote the fundamental principles of justice and equality that define the United States of America.
In December 2016, West Hollywood reaffirmed its commitment to its core values, which includes Respect and Support for People. The city works 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, visit www.weho.org/wehoresponds.
For more information, contact the city of West Hollywood’s City Council offices at (323) 848-6460. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.