Robbinsville residents Dan Schuberth and Kristian Stout will both get the opportunity to represent their community as members of the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Both were appointed to 4-year terms on the committee, which is tasked with fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination activities related to civil rights issues of importance to New Jersey residents.
The Civil Rights Act of 1957 created the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency, its mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. The Commission pursues this mission by studying 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. The Commission plays a vital role in advancing civil rights through objective and comprehensive investigation, research, and analysis on issues of fundamental concern to the federal government and the public.
Schuberth is president of the Robbinsville Township council. He was elected to his first term on council in November 2015, and was elected township council president in January of 2017. Schuberth volunteers as a director on the board of the Mercer County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mercer). He also serves on the board of Thea’s Star of Hope, a Robbinsville-based local non-profit focused on pediatric brain cancer research, and as an advisory committee member of the New Jersey Leadership Program, a civic organization dedicated to increasing political activism among the South Asian youth.
Kristian Stout is the Associate Director for Innovation Policy at the International Center for Law & Economics, a nonpartisan think tank where he studies law and public policy. Stout was a Republican candidate for state assembly in the 14th District in November. He serves on the board of the New Jersey Leadership Program, and he previously served on the board of CodedByKids, a non-profit that helps disadvantaged youth gain experience in software development. Before becoming an attorney, Stout worked as a software developer and entrepreneur, as well as a lecturer at Rutgers University. He has been published in law journals, legal treatises, and popular media, and is frequently invited to speak on topics related to law and public policy.
For more information about the US Commission on Civil Rights, visit usccr.gov.