Deadline to submit nominations is December 16

NEW CITY, NY – County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that the county is once again accepting nominations for the Civil Rights Hall of Fame for 2013.

Now in its 11th year, the Hall of Fame was first launched in 2003 as part of the Human Rights Commission’s 40th Anniversary celebration.

“The program recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the advancement of equality, diversity, human rights and civil rights in Rockland County,” said Vanderhoef.

Any individual, living or deceased, who has made long-term contributions to human and civil rights in Rockland County is eligible to be nominated for the County’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame. A panel of volunteers who represent a cross-section of the Rockland County community will choose the new inductees, said Commissioner of Human Rights S. Ram Nagubandi. The judges will consider activities and causes that nominees participated in that furthered human and civil rights in Rockland.

Last year’s inductees into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame included Phyllis B. Frank, Doroteo “Ted” C. De Guzman, the late Thomas Ulysses Alexander and Willie Trotman. The deadline to submit nominations is December 16, 2013.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, call the Rockland County Commission on Human Rights at 845-364-3886. The form can also be downloaded under “Forms” at:

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