Campaign Code of Conduct

The campaign to Elect Anya Milton for Ferndale City Council expects all volunteers to respect the rights and opinions of others, and to refrain from behavior that impairs our mission, purpose, or culture of empowerment in the workplace. The Campaign is deeply committed to maintaining an environment that is free from any kind of harassment, bullying, or discrimination. Conduct that is discriminatory, harassing, or otherwise disempowering will not be tolerated. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Behavior that causes or threatens to harm any person connected with the Campaign, physically or emotionally, or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm or subjecting another to a substantial risk of such harm;

  • Physical or verbal threats against, extreme disrespect to, or intimidation of any person which results in limiting their full participation in all aspects of the Campaign;

  • Activity that constitutes discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital or relationship status;

  • Engaging in disorderly conduct such as fighting; threatening behavior; sexual, gender-based, or other harassment; public disturbance; or drunk and disorderly conduct; and

  • Other behavior inconsistent with the standard of conduct expected of the Campaign or its commitment to providing an environment conducive to progress, empowerment, and political leadership.

The Campaign does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct. Sexual harassment may include sexual advances, sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct that is of a sexual nature. Sexual misconduct includes behavior that falls short of the legal definition of sexual harassment, but nonetheless is unprofessional, inappropriate, and inconsistent with our cultural values.

The Campaign expects all volunteer and contractors to treat one another and the public equitably, fairly, and with professionalism and respect at all times. The Campaign encourages its volunteers or contractors to report behavior that is unprofessional, inappropriate, unfair, or inequitable. Retaliation for reporting inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. The Campaign is committed to ensuring that no volunteer experiences an adverse effect or consequence as the result of speaking up. The Campaign is committed to creating a safe and violence-free work environment and will not tolerate violence or threats of violence of any kind. The Campaign is an equal volunteer organization. All volunteers will be treated fairly and equitably, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. The Campaign encourages its volunteers, and others to take action to make our community and workplace better. That means we all need to do our part to create an environment that is more empowering, equitable, and enjoyable for all who wish to be a part of our campaign. This includes reporting misconduct and/or identifying inappropriate behavior as such when we observe it as bystanders.