The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed 15 people to its Vermont State Advisory Committee, including LS&W attorney Ellen Mercer Fallon.
Congress has directed the Commission to establish advisory committees in all states and the District of Columbia to assist in its fact-finding function. These committees receive reports, suggestions, and recommendations from individuals, public and private organizations, and public officials, and forward advice and recommendations to the Commission. Members of State Advisory Committees serve without compensation, conduct civil rights reviews and investigations, and report to the Commission. For more information visit http://www.usccr.gov.