United States Commission on Civil Rights

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UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425

Phone, 202-376-8177. Internet, http://www.usccr.gov.

Chairperson Gerald A. Reynolds

Vice Chairman Abigail Thernstrom

Commissioners Jennifer C. Braceras, Peter Kirsanow, Arlan D. Melendez, Ashley Taylor, Michael Yaki

Staff Director Kenneth L. Marcus

Deputy Staff Director (vacancy)

Associate Deputy Staff Director Debra A. Carr

General Counsel (vacancy)

Deputy General Counsel (vacancy)

Assistant Staff Director for Civil Rights (vacancy)

Evaluation

Assistant Staff Director for Congressional (vacancy)

Affairs

Assistant Staff Director for Management (vacancy)

Chief, Public Affairs Unit (vacancy)

Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Ivy Davis, Acting

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The Commission on Civil Rights collects and studies information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or in the administration of justice in such areas as voting rights, enforcement of Federal civil rights laws, and equal opportunity in education, employment, and housing.

The Commission on Civil Rights was first created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, as amended, and reestablished by the United States Commission on Civil Rights Act of 1994, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1975).

Activities

The Commission makes findings of fact but has no enforcement authority. Findings and recommendations are submitted to the President and Congress, and many of the Commission's recommendations have been enacted, either by statute, Executive order, or regulation. The Commission evaluates Federal laws and the effectiveness of Government equal opportunity programs. It also serves as a national clearinghouse for civil rights information.

Regional Programs The Commission maintains six regional divisions.

Regional Divisions

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Region (Address/Telephone) Director

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Central (Suite 908, 400 State Ave., (Vacancy)

Kansas City, KS 66101-2406. Phone,

913-551-1400).

Eastern (Rm. 500, 624 9th St. NW., (Vacancy)

Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-

376-7533).

Midwestern (Suite 410, 55 W. Monroe Constance M. Davis

St., Chicago, IL 60603. Phone, 312-

353-8311).

Rocky Mountain (Suite 710, 1700 John Foster Dulles

Broadway, Denver, CO 80290. Phone,

303-866-1040).

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