New York’s wealth of diversity and its culture of acceptance are what make this City so special. Our residents, workers, and visitors all share common dreams in life and have put their faith in this City because they believe in the promise and unlimited opportunities it has always offered.
Our Human Rights Law is one of the strongest civil rights laws in the nation and it protects New Yorkers and visitors from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. This City’s Human Rights Commission vigorously enforces this Law, and ensures that everyone is treated equally and fairly.
Commissioner Gatling and her dedicated staff at the Commission on Human Rights have continued tobuild on the past six years of innovation and accountability, protecting and advancing the civil rights of New Yorkers and visitors. The Commission’s proven track record in resolving discrimination complaints - rooting out systemic violations of the Law and providing educational programs - is illustrated in this 2007 Annual Report.
We are committed to making our City one that works for all the people -- a City that matches everyone’s ambition, honors their dreams, and protects their human rights. I commend Commissioner Gatling and her staff for their vital role in this effort.