Ryan O’Larey for Ferndale City Council Code of Conduct

Every campaign participant and volunteer will be required to adhere to this code of conduct to participate in the campaign.

The goal of this document is to ensure that each member of the campaign team feels valued, safe, and supported within the team structure. This document is intended to make the expectations clear and to ensure that resources for taking appropriate action are available, should they prove necessary.

The following values, policies, and practices govern all campaign participants in the Ryan O’Larey for Ferndale City Council Campaign (the “Campaign”). I agree to abide by the following as a requirement of my involvement with the Campaign, and understand that failure to do so may result in my dismissal:

I understand that the candidate in this campaign, Ryan O’Larey, is an equal party to this code of conduct and is equally answerable to these policies. The Campaign expects everybody to respect the rights and opinions of others, and to refrain from behavior that impairs our mission, purpose, or post-partisanship culture.

The Campaign is deeply committed to maintaining a work 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 her/his 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 participants to treat one another and the public equitably, fairly, and with professionalism and respect at all times. The Campaign encourages its participants 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 employee 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 opportunity employer. All employees and job applicants 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 participants 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.

Any time I feel that the Campaign could be doing better, I understand that the Campaign encourages me to speak up and share my concerns with my supervisor or another trusted employee. The Campaign believes that everybody has an obligation to do their part to create a culture that is supportive and free from intimidation or bias. Please reach out to Chelsea at any time if there are any concerns with participants in the campaign.

Chelsea O’Larey

Phone:  360-922-7629

Email: rychels@gmail.com

The Campaign knows that it is impossible to identify every possible scenario in one document. If I am not sure how this code applies to a certain situation, I understand that I should seek clarification.