Queens-based attorney Glenn D. Magpantay appointed to US Commission on Civil Rights


Queens-based civil rights attorney and professor Glenn D. Magpantay was sworn into the US Commission on Civil Rights on February 15 at the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Queens Congressmember Grace Meng.

Magpantay, who was already an advisor to the commission, will serve a six-year term as one of eight commissioners. The commission is tasked with upholding civil rights law in the United States by conducting investigations pertaining to issues like voting rights and discrimination and issuing recommendations to congressmembers and the president.