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Date:
June 26, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Larry Williams, LCHR, 441-7624


NEW WEB SITES OFFER INFORMATION IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have launched new Web sites providing information on civil rights issues in a variety of languages.

At lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: rights), LCHR has anti-discrimination and informational brochures available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic.

HUD's Limited English Proficiency Web site provides free information in English and 12 different languages: Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

"Our new Web site gives us a more cost-effective way to share information and updates with Lincoln's diverse and growing community," said Larry Williams, LCHR Executive Director and City Equal Opportunity Officer. "An attractive and helpful Web site is just one more way that LCHR remains accountable to the people of Lincoln."

"Not only does the new Web site make our process more efficient, but it is also empowering," said Margie Kniep, an LCHR civil rights investigator. "The best part of using these technologies and media in the area of civil rights is the ability to further empower the people of Lincoln."

LCHR is the primary City agency responsible for the resolution of discrimination complaints brought by individuals and serves as the civil rights law enforcement agency for Lincoln. The Commission also provides diversity education, conducts outreach, and offers technical assistance in order to foster more inclusive community relations.


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