LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission Established

Wednesday¬†night, Arlington Town Meeting voted 189-12-3 to establish a LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission. ¬†Dan Dunn has a brief report of the debate, because the debate was brief. No big deal. One of my first votes in Town Meeting was to establish our Human Rights Commission. Back in 1993 this was a contentious vote, with lots of […]

Testimony at the Democratic Platform Hearing in Arlington

Here are my prepared remarks for the Democratic Party Platform Hearing held this evening in Arlington. ————————————– Welcome to the home of our Representative Town Meeting; one of the most open and responsive legislative bodies in the nation; made even more accountable with our adoption of electronic voting. I am Paul Schlichtman, and I have […]