The Princeton Civil Rights Commission (CRC) is an advisory board of the Municipal Council that serves the Princeton Community With roots reaching back to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, being first established in 1968, in direct response to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and resounding hail of support from communities throughout Princeton. The current Commission was re-established as a stand alone commission in 2017 after 19 years as a subcommittee of Human Services following municipal re-org in 1998. Members are appointed by the mayor and serve 3 year terms on a voluntary basis.
The mission of the CRC is to work cooperatively among people and groups, to aid in the elimination of discrimination between people based on:
Affectional or sexual orientation
Civil union status
Disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
Domestic partnership status
Gender identity or expression
Liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States
Nationality of any individual
The Commission aspires to shine the light of truth on issues that members of the Princeton Community are facing so that they can feel safe, seen, welcome, and included.