Florida House and Senate Adopt Resolution Recognizing Commission’s Anniversary

Tallahassee – On March 5, the Florida Senate adopted SR 420 and the Florida House adopted HR 9017, which recognized the fortieth anniversary of the creation of the Florida Commission on Human Relations and commended the Commission on its many significant accomplishments. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Arthenia Joyner and Representative Geraldine Thompson.

“The Commission has spent the last forty years improving the lives of those who live and work in Florida. We are thrilled to be recognized for the hard work of the Commission over the past four decades,” said Derick Daniel, Executive Director. “We hope that the Commission’s anniversary will encourage people to learn about Florida’s civil rights laws, to get involved with their communities, and to create change for future generations.”

The Florida Commission on Human Relations, established in 1969, is the state agency charged with enforcing the Florida Civil Rights Act and Fair Housing Act. The purpose of these laws is to protect the people of Florida from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. Fair treatment, equal access and mutual respect are the benchmarks of the Commission’s commitment. Through education, outreach and partnerships, the Commission works to prevent discrimination and foster mutual understanding in communities statewide.

For more information visit http://fchr.state.fl.us