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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Issues Statement on the Passing of Jewel Ware

Lansing, MI - Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, has issued the following statement on the passing of Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware on behalf of the Commission.

"Jewel Ware exemplified a true public servant. She had a heart for public service and dedicated most of her adult life to either being an elected official or working with elected officials to better the lives of people in Detroit and Wayne County. Her leadership as Chairperson and Vice Chair Pro Tempore of the Wayne County Commission ensured the body was fiscally responsible while ensuring economic empowerment for their constituents. She was soft spoken but also a strong voice for people who are often unable to advocate for themselves. This was demonstrated by her passion for working with seniors and children. The Wayne County community has a lost a jewel whose presence will be missed for years to come."

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.

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