- May 5, 2015 - Letter to Parks Commission regarding Parks Smoking Ban
- May 5, 2015 - Press Release - Seattle Human Rights Commission concerned proposed parks smoking ban will disproportionately impact people who are homeless
- April 10, 2015 - Letter to Senator Steve Litzow and Senator Bruce Dammeier (State of Washington) Regarding Support of House Bill 1541 to Close the Educational Opportunity Gap in Washington State
- March 23, 2015 - Letter to Cheryl Niemi (Washington State Department of Ecology) Regarding Comments on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 173-201A WAC Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington
- March 17, 2015 - Public Hearing: Safe Fish Consumption. Hosted by the Seattle Human Rights Commission.
- March 9, 2015 - Letter to Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle City Council Requesting Comments on Washington State’s Proposed Revised Water Quality Standards
- March 9, 2015 - Press Release: Human Rights Commission Calls on City to Urge Water Quality Standards Protective of Health and Human Rights; Announces a Seattle Public Hearing on the Proposed Standards
- March 5, 2015 - SHRC Resolution 15-2: Calling on the City of Seattle to Urge Washington State to Revise its Water Quality Standards in a Manner Protective of Human Health and Human Rights
- January 26, 2015 - 2015 SHRC Workplan published
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The Human Rights Commission consists of 15 representative citizens of Seattle appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and other Seattle City departments in matters affecting human rights. Seven commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, and seven appointments are made by the City Council. The Commission appoints the 15th member. Commissioners are appointed to a two year term of office and serve without pay. It is a goal of the Commission to recruit people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The current Commission has representation from the African American, Asian, Caucasian, Gay & Lesbian, Hispanic, Native American, and Disability communities. Commissioners are required to live within the Seattle city limits.
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides staff and support to the Commission.