On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) appointed Professor Sanders to its Idaho Advisory Committee. The Commission was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and acts as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency. The Commission's mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. The Commission maintains fifty-one (51) State Advisory Committees (SACs), one for each state and the District of Columbia. Each is composed of citizen volunteers familiar with local and state civil rights issues. The members assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. You can learn more about the Commission here.