April 17, 2019

Noting Tim Quinn’s Commitment To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To the Editor:

We have had the honor of working with Tim Quinn. First as School Board members and later as members of the municipality’s Civil Right Commission, we’ve witnessed the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that is a foundational aspect of his long record of public service to Princeton. This is why we think it’s crucial that Tim be re-elected to Princeton Council

As president of the Board of Education and the chair of the Board’s Student Achievement Committee, Tim led the effort to ensure that all programs and initiatives presented to the Board were inclusive, equitable, and representative of diverse student communities.

Tim’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion made him a natural candidate to be Council’s liaison when the Civil Rights Commission was re-established after being inactive for decades, and as commissioners we appreciated his steady leadership during the transition. When it became apparent that improvements were needed after the first year, Tim worked with Leticia Fraga and Lance Liverman to strengthen and clarify the role of the commission. Working with commission chair Tommy Parker, Tim helped the commission establish a formal relationship with the state Division of Civil Rights, which offered essential training to all the commissioners.

His leadership and facilitative role on the CRC resulted in the endorsement of the Equality Act by Council and more inclusive policies for the LGBTQ+ community.

Tim has strived to be knowledgeable about the experiences of all communities in Princeton. He has invested the time to reach out to diverse constituencies and has worked to address inequalities in our community.

Tim will continue to be a strong voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion on Council. We urge you to vote for Tim Quinn in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 4.

Molly Chrein
Ridgeview Road

Afsheen Shamsi
William Patterson Court