Star Parker Appointed to Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
For immediate release: December 11, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced that Star Parker, Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal & Education (CURE), will serve on the Advisory Committee for the Republic of California. Advisory Committee members assist the Commission with its “fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions.”
The appointment to the commission was made by President Donald J. Trump in recognition of the work of Parker in fighting poverty and advancing issues that improve the lives of black families and their communities over the course of her career. In addition, Parker has served on the White House Opportunity Initiative advisory team since 2017 to share ideas on how to best fix the nation’s most distressed communities.
“I am pleased to bring my experience and expertise on numerous policy issues to the Civil Rights Commission on behalf of my home state,” said Ms. Parker. “CURE has worked on many of the issues addressed by the commission including education, housing, healthcare, and others. We believe in the God-given freedom and dignity of every person based on Christianity; the Constitution and capitalism that are the safeguards of individual freedom.”
The mission of the Commission is “to study alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice.” In addition, the organization advancing civil rights through public policy.
The Commission maintains 50 State and 6 U.S. Territory Advisory Committees, one for each state and the District of Columbia. Each is composed of citizen volunteers familiar with local and state civil rights issues. The term of service for a committee member is four years with a total duration of not more than eight years. Committee reports can impact national, state and local legislation.
“There is no doubt that work needs to be done to protect civil rights, but government has overstepped its authority in many areas, and we must protect individuals from overbearing regulations and government intrusion in the daily lives of Americans,” said Parker. “Reliance on individual liberty and personal responsibility is the key.”
CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.