July 7, 2011
U.S. Civil Rights Commission Announces Appointments to the Connecticut State Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kimberly Tolhurst, Delegated the Authority of the Staff Director, has announced the appointment of 17 Connecticut citizens to its Connecticut State Advisory Committee.
Congress has directed the Commission to establish state advisory committees (SACs) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to study issues and forward advisory reports to the Commission on matters within the agency's jurisdiction that reflect the views of the majority of SAC members producing the report.
The SACs' reports to the Commission may rely on studies and data generated by third parties, which are not subject to an independent review by Commission staff. The views expressed in reports are those of a majority of the State Advisory Committee members and do not necessarily represent the views of the Commission or its individual members, nor do they represent the policies of the U.S. government.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with monitoring federal civil rights enforcement. Members include Chairman Martin Castro and Commissioners Roberta Achtenberg, Todd Gaziano, Gail Heriot, Peter Kirsanow, Abigail Thernstrom, Dina Titus and Michael Yaki. The Commission's website is http://www.usccr.gov.
Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit
SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights