December 8, 2016
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ND Establishes Civil Rights Advisory Board

 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed 13 North Dakota citizens to its North Dakota State Advisory Committee.

Kimberly Tolhurst, Delegated the Authority of the Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, announced the appointment of Cheryl Bergian of Fargo, Marc S. Bluestone of New Town, Dawn Marie Charging of GarrisonCrystal Dueker ofFargoThomas D. Fiebiger of FargoCarol E. Good Bear of New TownRobert S. Herren of FargoCheryl A. Long Feather ofBismarckDavid A. Meier of DickinsonConstance L. Nelson of FargoRefugio Padilla of Devils LakeJordan T. Schuetzle ofGrand Forks, and Stephanie A. Weis of Grand Forks. Commissioners appointed Dawn Marie Charging of Garrison as Chair.

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 are wholly independent, and reviewed by Commission staff only for legal and procedural compliance with Commission policies and procedures. SAC reports are not subject to Commission approval, fact-checking or policy changes.  

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 AchtenbergTodd GazianoGail Heriot,Peter KirsanowAbigail Thernstrom, and Dina Titus. Commission meetings are open to the general public.


STORY TAGS: US Commission on Civil Rights



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