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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 19, 1997
                    U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

The President today announced his intent to appoint Ruby G. Moy as Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Ruby G. Moy of Washington, D.C., served from 1993-1997 as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, Alexis Herman, who was recently sworn in as Secretary of Labor. In this capacity, Ms. Moy was intricately involved in constituency outreach programs and official White House events.

Ms. Moy served as Chief of Staff to Representative Frank Horton (R-NY) from 1973- 1992. Her varied responsibilities included managing the Washington and district offices with a budget of $1 million, representing the Congressman in meetings with other key members on the Hill, advising on policy programs, developing legislation, and serving as liaison to members, staff, and constituents to committees. She was also Executive Coordinator to the bi-partisan New York State Congressional Delegation, of which Representative Horton was Dean. During her tenure with Representative Horton and as the primary sponsor, Ms. Moy spearheaded legislation to recognize May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Ms. Moy attended George Washington University. Her professional achievements have included serving as the Chairperson of the Congressional Staff Caucus for Asian Pacific Americans, as group leader to the Congressional Staff Delegations to various Asian countries, and as a co-founding member of the New York State Republican Administrative Assistants.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent fact-finding agency which submits reports and recommendations to the President and the U.S. Congress. As Staff Director, Ms. Moy will be in charge of the day to day operations of the Commission.