Michigan Civil Rights Commission

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 to carry out the guarantees against discrimination articulated in Article I, Section 2.  As further stated in Article V, Section 29, the State Constitution directs the Commission to investigate alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, and to "secure the equal protection of such civil rights without such discrimination."  Public Acts 453 and 220 of 1976 and subsequent amendments have added sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disabilities to the original four protected categories.

The Commission consists of eight Commissioners, each serving four-year terms. Of these eight Commissioners, no more than four can be members of the same political party.

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Statute

Article 5, Section 29 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963

Contact Information

Shawn Sanford
Civil Rights Commission
Phone: (313) 456-3843
Fax: (313) 456-3791
Email: sanfords1@michigan.gov 

Members   


Bradley Voss (I), Vicksburg
Term expires 12/31/2017 


Linda Lee Tarver (R), Lansing

Term expires 12/31/2017

Mumtaz Haque (I), Troy
Term expires 12/31/2018

Ricardo Resio (R), Beulah
Term expires 12/31/2018

 

Deloris Hunt (D), Farmington Hills

Term expires 12/31/2019

 

Rasha Demashkieh (I), Fort Gratiot

Term expires 12/31/2019

 

Laura Reyes-Kopack (R), Livonia

Term expires 12/31/2020

 

Jeffrey Sakwa, (R) Birmingham

Term expires 12/31/2020