COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION

This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in volunteers, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the people of Medford. Our priorities include:

  • Building policies and services that uplift and protect everyone and lead to equitable outcomes;

  • Creating teams and relationships among volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;

  • Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and all people historically shut out of municipal engagement;

  • Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;

  • Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and

  • Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.