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Sadaf Jaffer, the new mayor of Montgomery Township in New Jersey, talks about why representation matters and why it’s important to stand in solidarity with minority groups in America today.
Not In Our Town Executive Producer Patrice O'Neill appeared on NewsRadio 104.9 FM's Gulf Coast Morning and talked about Not In Our Town's vision as well as some upcoming events including the 2014 National Leadership Gathering and the Gold Star Cities project. Gulf Coast Morning is broadcast out of Biloxi, Missouri. Hosts Mike and Steve discussed Not In Our Town's history, strategies for fighting hate, and the importance of uniting communties to start their own Not In Our Town campaigns.  Listen to the full interview with Patrice O'Neill below!  
Become a Gold Star City   Your town can be a beacon of light for communities everywhere. The NIOT Gold Star Cities initiative recognizes NIOT communities that are making an ongoing commitment to safety, respect, and diversity for all. These selected cities will receive focused support, including training, mentorship, and peer-to-peer exchanges. The program is now in pilot phase, working with a select group of cities to test and refine the criteria and measures of success.  Learn more about the Gold Star Cities initiative and Phase 1 Gold Star City criteria by downloading this PDF. If your community is ready to make a long term commitment to stop hate and build inclusion, send an email to  For more information, please email