Richfield passes anti-hate resolution to support home-grown grass-roots effort

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RICHFIELD: Tuesday evening, Kathy Hayes heard the words that she needed to hear from her village’s elected officials.That Richfield’s administration believes every person “has the right to go about his or her business without fear of intimidation or harassment, regardless of religious affiliation, ethnicity, race, immigration status, gender or sexual identity.”That her village council sees diversity as “a source of strength, vitality and opportunity.”That her hometown, a pre-Civil War stop on the Underground Railroad, still “chooses to be a leader in promoting human rights and social justice.”The Village Council’s unanimous passage of a resolution titled “Embracing Diversity and Denouncing Activities of Hate, Intolerance and Intimidation” was the...

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