Attorney General Ferguson Dedicates Civil Rights Unit to Trailblazer Wing Luke

20 Sep 2015 4:15 PM | Anonymous

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday announced the official launch of the newly established Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit within the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The announcement was made at an event at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District.
 
The well attended event included five current and two former Washington State Supreme Court Justices, nine members of Wing Luke’s family and many other luminaries from the civil rights community who share the common goal of equality for all Washington residents.

Supreme Court Justices Steven González, Mary Fairhurst, Debra Stephens, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Associate Chief Justice Charles Johnson, Justice Susan Owens, former Justices Charles Smith and Faith Ireland (click on photo for a full resolution copy)
 
“We are the lawyers for the people of Washington state. We are the largest law firm in the state. It is appropriate and important that we have a team dedicated to protecting civil rights,” said Ferguson. 
 
Led by Assistant Attorney General Colleen Melody — a Spokane native and former member of the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division — the Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit works to protect the rights of all Washington residents by enforcing state and federal anti-discrimination laws. The unit will investigate and bring actions to end discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, education, credit and insurance transactions, and at government offices and businesses open to the public. The unit will work closely with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, the Washington State Human Rights Commission, federal agencies, and civil rights stakeholders.
 
“Our team will enforce the Washington Law against Discrimination and be a community resource to help people know their rights and how to protect them,” said Melody, speaking to the audience of community leaders. “And we will collaborate and work together with all of you on ways to make Washington a fairer place to work, live, go to school, and play together.”

The Civil Right Unit is named for Wing Luke, who served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Washington in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  He went on to become the first person of color elected to the Seattle City Council and the first Asian-American elected to public office in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout his life and career, Luke was a champion for civil rights and fought to improve the quality of life for all people. 
 
“My brother Wing Luke had a saying, ‘Don’t do things because of who is right, but because of what is right,’” said Bettie Luke, Wing Luke’s sister and former board member of the Wing Luke Museum.
 
It is believed this is the first time the Attorney General’s Office has named a division or unit to honor the life and legacy of an individual. Ferguson’s intent is not only to honor Wing Luke, but to establish a vision and role model for the future work of the Attorney General’s Office civil right team.
 
Ferguson also announced yesterday that his office is releasing a new Civil Rights Resource Guide. The guide provides Washington residents with information about their rights under state and federal law and where to go if they believe they have experienced discrimination.
 
If you have a civil rights complaint, you can contact the Attorney General’s Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit by visiting www.atg.wa.gov/have-civil-rights-complaint.


Comments

  • 7 Jul 2021 8:02 AM | Roshima Laken
    DR EMU WHO HELP PEOPLE IN ANY TYPE OF LOTTERY NUMBERS

    It is a very hard situation when playing the lottery and never won, or keep winning low fund not up to 100 bucks, i have been a victim of such a tough life, the biggest fund i have ever won was 100 bucks, and i have been playing lottery for almost 12 years now, things suddenly change the moment i came across a secret online, a testimony of a spell caster called DR EMU, who help people in any type of lottery numbers, i was not easily convinced, but i decided to give try, now i am a proud lottery winner with the help of DR EMU, i won $1,000.0000.00 and i am making this known to every one out there who have been trying all day to win the lottery, believe me this is the only way to win the lottery.

    Contact him via email Emutemple@gmail.com
    What's app +2347012841542
    Https://emutemple.wordpress.com/
    Link  •  Reply
  • 27 Aug 2021 5:04 AM | Bumirrary
    Link  •  Reply
  • 27 Aug 2021 6:32 AM | buy viagra online 35008 buy
    Effects Of Amoxicillin With Alcohol
    Link  •  Reply
  • 27 Aug 2021 10:02 PM | Assisajef
    http://buystromectolon.com/ - ivermectin scabies
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 1:07 AM | Viagra
    cialis oferta
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Aug 2021 3:24 PM | Bumirrary
    http://buysildenshop.com/ - viagra drugs
    Link  •  Reply
  • 5 Sep 2021 12:32 AM | paissub
    <a href=https://buytadalafshop.com/>cialis 40 mg</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 5 Sep 2021 6:44 AM | Propecia
    Viagra Online Sales Pfizer
    Link  •  Reply
  • 8 Sep 2021 8:40 AM | GreddyGes
    <a href=http://buypropeciaon.com/>Propecia</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 9 Sep 2021 1:36 AM | purchase cialis
    Pflanzliches Viagra Kaufen
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Sep 2021 3:20 AM | Annuawn
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Sep 2021 7:07 AM | generic propecia no perscription
    Avanfil
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Sep 2021 6:47 AM | Annuawn
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Sep 2021 9:56 AM | paissub
    <a href=http://buytadalafshop.com/>cialis 20mg for sale</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Sep 2021 2:16 PM | Crywose
    <a href=http://buystromectolon.com/>buy ivermectin tablets online</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Sep 2021 4:41 PM | Crywose
    <a href=https://buystromectolon.com/>medication ivermectin 3mg</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Sep 2021 8:32 PM | Assisajef
    Link  •  Reply
  • 14 Sep 2021 7:54 PM | Gacycoode
    https://buyzithromaxinf.com/ - azithromycin vs amoxicillin
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 12:48 AM | Priligy
    comprar cialis por internet
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 6:14 AM | Achiery
    https://buypriligyhop.com/ - what is priligy
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 12:57 PM | uttexia
    https://buylasixshop.com/ - lasix water pill
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 3:48 PM | Lasix
    Levitra Venta Online
    Link  •  Reply
  • 19 Sep 2021 6:21 AM | expevedly
    <a href=https://buyplaquenilcv.com/>plaquenil toxicity</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 19 Sep 2021 1:39 PM | where can i buy zithromax z pak
    cheapest kamagra uk europe
    Link  •  Reply
  • 19 Sep 2021 6:22 PM | uttexia
    Link  •  Reply
  • 20 Sep 2021 8:27 PM | Priligy
    Kamagra Jelly Review
    Link  •  Reply
  • 21 Sep 2021 12:43 AM | AFFOSTE
    <a href=https://buyzithromaxinf.com/>Zithromax</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 21 Sep 2021 6:48 AM | Plaquenil
    Can Amoxicillin Cause Stomach Pain
    Link  •  Reply
  • 22 Sep 2021 7:36 AM | Gacycoode
    Link  •  Reply
  • 22 Sep 2021 10:23 PM | AFFOSTE
    <a href=https://buyzithromaxinf.com/>what is zithromax used for</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 25 Sep 2021 10:08 AM | clacriz
    <a href=http://buypriligyhop.com/>Priligy</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 25 Sep 2021 4:23 PM | Achiery
    https://buypriligyhop.com/ - priligy over the counter
    Link  •  Reply
  • 25 Sep 2021 10:13 PM | expevedly
    <a href=https://buyplaquenilcv.com/>plaquenil class action lawsuit</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 26 Sep 2021 2:38 PM | PeekGueta
    http://buyplaquenilcv.com/ - plaquenil side effects weight gain
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Sep 2021 6:46 PM | Exciscima
    http://prednisonebuyon.com/ - prednisone without prescription
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Oct 2021 9:44 AM | pumuddy
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Oct 2021 12:08 PM | Neurontine
    Viagra Discount Pharmacy
    Link  •  Reply
  • 2 Oct 2021 8:55 AM | Neurontine
    levitra 10 mg efectos secundarios
    Link  •  Reply
  • 5 Oct 2021 1:39 PM | pumuddy
    Link  •  Reply
  • 5 Oct 2021 3:52 PM | where can i buy prednisone on the internet
    Cialis Si Puo Comprare Senza Ricetta
    Link  •  Reply
  • 8 Oct 2021 1:33 AM | Exciscima
    https://prednisonebuyon.com/ - can i buy prednisone online delivery
    Link  •  Reply
  • 8 Oct 2021 10:22 AM | accimum
    <a href=https://prednisonebuyon.com/>generic prednisone</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 9 Oct 2021 3:39 AM | Uneryibre
    <a href=http://buyneurontine.com/>what are the most common side effects of gabapentin?</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 9 Oct 2021 2:22 PM | Uneryibre
    <a href=https://buyneurontine.com/>gabapentin 100mg</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Oct 2021 8:13 AM | Prednisone
    overnight Pharm Brand Cialis
    Link  •  Reply
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software