13 Jan CLEAR Constitution amendment: Equal Opportunities Statement

This is the draft of the proposed Equal Opportunities Policy to be presented to conference later in the year.

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CLEAR Equal Opportunities Statement

We believe it is essential to CLEAR's principles, productivity, and efficacy to enable activists of all backgrounds to reach their full potential by encouraging an environment that is inclusive to all.

To this end, and within the framework and spirit of the law, we are committed to achieving and maintaining a support and activist base which broadly reflects the community at large.

CLEAR whole-heartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age, religious belief, sexual orientation or marital status.

We welcome people who support cannabis law reform from whatever cultural, ethnic or political backgrounds, be they cannabis users or not.

We believe that it is in CLEAR's best interests and of all those who work as part of it, to attract, retain and develop a diverse pool of activists and supporters.

Every possible step will be taken to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly, and a mechanism will be introduced for people to raise concerns and seek action if they feel an infringement has been made. Members found to be in violation of the CLEAR equal opportunities policy will be dealt with in accordance with a defined disciplinary procedure.

Note

The formal Disputes procedure is being drafted and will be presented shortly.

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As always we welcome comments, now is a good time to have your say.