Mayors' Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry (2017)
The City of Highland Park committed, by signing the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry, to ensure the safety of all Highland Park residents, to promote fundamental principles of justice and equality, and to do its part to end domestic terrorism, violence, and bigotry. The Compact, developed in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, includes 10 core principles which all signatories commit to upholding, including rejecting extremism, white supremacy, and all forms of bigotry; denouncing all acts of hate wherever they occur; ensuring public safety while protecting Constitutional rights; supporting marginalized or targeted communities; celebrating diversity; and more.
Welcoming & Inclusive Community Pledge (2017)
Spearheaded by the Partnership for a Safer Lake County, the Welcoming & Inclusive Community Pledge asked communities and individuals to affirm commitments to stand against all forms of hate and discrimination, including attacks, harassment, or intimidation based on race, ethnicity, color, immigration or refugee status, religion or creed, gender or sexual orientation, age, mental, or physical disability, veteran status, or other social identifies.
Inclusion for All Coalition (now the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition; 2015)
The Inclusion for All Coalition (now the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition) represents the efforts of hundreds of members nationwide to demonstrate support for the LGBTQ+ community and the critical necessity of implementing LGBTQ+ inclusive policies.
Open Communities Welcome Movement & Justice Day (2015)
Open Communities encourages fair housing practices in communities in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and stands against housing discrimination in all forms and against all persons.
Community Clergy & Human Services Group
As part of the Community Clergy & Human Services Group, local partners from faith communities, government agencies, nonprofit and advocacy organizations (such as NAACP, North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic) meet on a quarterly basis to share resources and to collaboratively address community needs.
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Diversity Issues Task Force
The work of this task force promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives across municipalities throughout the Chicago area. Mayor Rotering collaborated with other mayors and Lake County leaders, in her capacity on this committee, to work on issues important to Highland Park, such as immigration.