Saturday, December 18, 2010

Equity and Social Justice Ordinance in Seattle, Washington

City council recently passed Ordinance 2010-0509 "establishing definitions and directing implementation steps related to the fair and just principle of the adopted 2010-2014 countywide strategic plan."

"I am committed to implementing our equity and social justice agenda. It is very troubling that race, income and neighborhood are each major predictors of whether we graduate high school, whether we are more likely to be incarcerated, how healthy we are, and even how long we will live. Our economy depends on the ability of everyone to contribute, and we should remove barriers that limit the ability of some to fulfill their potential. When all can participate, we can have true competition that leads to excellence." ---King County Executive Dow Constantine

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