Robert Dion Attends Hearing on Voting Rights in Indiana
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018
Robert Dion, department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, was in Indianapolis recently to attend a public meeting examining the status of voting rights in Indiana.
The meeting was convened by the Indiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, of which Dr. Dion is a member.
Over the course of a full day, the committee heard testimony from government officials, policy advocates, legal experts, and academics regarding the civil rights implications of the current electoral process in the Hoosier state. A complete report of their findings will be submitted later this year, along with policy recommendations.
Professor Dion was recently elected to another term as the chairperson of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, which is the local agency that investigates and resolves claims of discrimination. He is the longest-serving chair of any local human rights commission in Indiana.