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Senator Reid Appoints Sandra Jolley to USCIRF

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) on April 27, 2016 appointed Sandra Jolley to serve on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

USCIRF warmly welcomes Sandra Jolley to the Commission. I am confident that she will be a great asset to the Commission in helping us fulfill our mandate of advancing the cherished right of the freedom of religion or belief around the world and its fuller integration into U.S. foreign policy,” said USCIRF Chairman Robert P. George.  “Her experience and perspective will be invaluable to the Commission’s work in shining a spotlight on the persecution of millions around the world who face repression for their beliefs or advocacy of religious freedom.

A leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sandra Jolley has spent decades in Nevada advocating for women and families. Jolley served as co-chairman of the Las Vegas Area Public Communications Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and facilitated interfaith and community outreach for the church. In addition, she served five years as president of the Las Vegas South Stake Relief Society and two years as assistant director of Life Line, a women’s resource center serving southern Nevada. She also has worked with numerous campaigns and local charities. Jolley is a UNLV graduate with a degree in Women’s Studies with special emphasis on women’s religious history.

Composed of nine members, USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the leadership of both political parties in the Senate and House of Representative.

To interview a USCIRF Commissioner, please contact USCIRF at (202) 523-3258 or media@uscirf.gov.