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Human Rights Task Force Could Address Local Issues

YAKIMA, Wash. - Community members are looking at starting a human rights task force in Yakima, and the Washington Human Rights Commission is helping them.

The commission is hosting a public forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, to provide information on how to start a task force.

A spokesman for the commission says he's heard concerns from gay and Latino residents.  The meeting is happening at 7:00 pm at Washington Middle School on South 9th Street.

A local task force could address issues outside of the HRC's jurisdiction.  The HRC can only get involved when discrimination falls under the categories of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (40+), disability, or retaliation.

For more information on discrimination, or to file a complaint, visit the Washington Human Rights Commission's web site.