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Human Right Commission Surveys Moline Residents

City of Moline

Hoping to learn more about inequality, discrimination, and other challenges for Moline residents, a survey has been posted on the city's website. This survey was created by the Human Rights Commission that was appointed last fall.

Commission Chairwoman Betsy Zmuda-Swanson says the role of the commission is to provide information and education for Moline residents.

"What we have decided on is to take more of an educational approach which would be different from our other choice, which would be arbitration. We're really more at this point in time looking into being more of an educational role. To helps citizens of Moline know what kind of services are available that they might not have heard about."

So far, one of the main initiatives by the Human Rights Commission was to buy and hand out around 100 yard signs saying "Hate Has No Home Here." It was in response to white supremacists literature distributed in several Moline neighborhoods.

Zmuda-Swanson hopes the commission will encourage people to voice their concerns about the city.

"That people feel welcome in the city. And that people feel like if they want to have a voice and they want to bring about an action or fulfill a need then they can."

The Moline Human Rights Commission survey is available on the city's website and social media platforms.