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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Commends Commissioner Portia Roberson, Named to Crain's List of 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan

LANSING, MI -- On behalf of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Chair Stacie Clayton has issued the following statement on Commissioner Portia Roberson being named one of Michigan's "100 Most Influential Women" for 2021 by Crain's Detroit Business.

"The Michigan Civil Rights Commission commends Focus: Hope CEO and Commissioner Portia Roberson on her recognition as one of Crain's Detroit Business 2021 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan. Since her appointment in 2020, Commissioner Roberson has brought penetrating insight, passion for serving and unparalleled integrity to every issue and challenge that comes before the Civil Rights Commission. As she does her work, she continually lifts up and inspires the next generation of women leaders. The people of Michigan are fortunate to have this phenonmenal woman to call our own!" 

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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