Civil Rights Department Disappointed By U.S. Civil Rights Commission Selection Of Leon Drolet

Contact: Harold Core 517-241-3986
Agency: Civil Rights

June 11, 2007

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voting to appoint Leon Drolet as Chair of the Michigan Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


"In a state with such a rich history of civil rights and union activism, it is most disappointing that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights chose a representative with such a shallow civil rights resume. By selecting a candidate with a one-issue civil rights platform at odds with every established civil rights organization, the U.S. Commission has all but erased its credibility as a proponent for civil rights."