The Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission recently passed a comprehensive ACC Non-Discrimination Ordinance to protect individuals from discrimination in Athens, Georgia. Commissioner Tim Denson held a virtual townhall with ACC staff to help explain how the Non-Discrimination Ordinance works and how people can file a complaint if they feel they’ve been discriminated against.
The Athens community has been organizing around and advocating for the passage of Civil Rights legislation that would include a Non-Discrimination Ordinance and the creation of a local Civil Rights Committee (which will hopefully be voted on in November). Commissioner Denson is proud to have worked on this effort led by groups like Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement and Athens for Everyone, before being on the Commission. Commissioner Denson is thankful to the Athens community for working so hard to get this important legislation created and passed!
Here is everything you need to understand how the Athens-Clarke County Non-Discrimination Ordinance works:
Ordinance language for the ACC Non-Discrimination Ordinance: CLICK HERE
Non-Discrimination Ordinance Discrimination Complaint Form: CLICK HERE
Townhall video explaining how the NDO works and how to file a discrimination complaint: