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C.S.COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

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The l’nited States Commission on Civil Rights is a temporary independent, sparusan agency established by the Congress in 1957 to: • Investigate complaints alleging denial of the right to vote by reason

of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or by reason of fraudu• Study and collect information concerning legal developments constituting a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or in the administration of justice; • Appraise Federal laws and policies with respect to the denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

, or in the administration of justice; • Serve as a national clearinghouse for information concerning denials

of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, or Submit reports

, findings, and recommendations to the President and

national origin; and

Congress.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

Arthor S. Flemming, Chairman
Sephen Hom, Vice Chairman
Frankie M. Freeman
Manuel Ruiz, Jr.
Huray Saltzman
Pan A. Buggs, Staff Director

By the Older Americans Amendments of 1975, the U.S. Commission on
Civil Rights was directed to: investigate unreasonable age

discrimination
in iederally-assisted programs; report the findings of the investigation to
Congress
, the President, and affected Federal agencies;

recommend statutory changes or administrative actions based on its findings; and draft general regulations for implementation of the Age Discrimination

Act of 1975.

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U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

The United States Commission on Civil Rights is a temporary independent,
bipartisan agency established by the Congress in 1957 to:

Investigate complaints alleging denial of the right to vote by reason
of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or by reason of fraudu-
lent practices;
Study and collect information concerning legal developments constitut-
ing a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution be-
cause of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or in the adminis-
tration of justice;
Appraise Federal laws and policies with respect to the denial of equal
protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, or national
origin, or in the administration of justice;
Serve as a national clearinghouse for information concerning denials
of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin; and
Submit reports, findings, and recommendations to the President and
Congress.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

Arthur S. Flemming, Chairman
Stephen Horn, Vice Chairman
Frankie M. Freeman
Manuel Ruiz, Jr.
Murray Saltzman
John A. Buggs, Staff Director

By the Older Americans Amendments of 1975, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was directed to: investigate unreasonable age discrimination in federally-assisted programs; report the findings of the investigation to Congress, the President, and affected Federal agencies; recommend statutory changes or administrative actions based on its findings; and draft general regulations for implementation of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

CONTENTS

EXHIBITS

1. Notice of Hearing, Federal Register, August 24, 1977

1

2. Analysis of Suicide Rates by Age

2

3. Statement by Sam Brown; Results of Poll of RSVP Volunteers to

Determine the Types of Activities in Which They Are Involved -- 3

4. Statement by Dr. Bernadine Denning; List of Allegations of Civil

Rights Violations Filed with the Office of Revenue Sharing

20

5. Brief on the Interpretation of Enforcement Regulations for General

Revenue Sharing and the Age Discrimination Act

29

6. Proposed Changes in Regulations for the Weatherization Program

in the Light of the Age Discrimination Act

33

7. Letter from Doris Dealaman; Pamphlet Entitled “Who Is Your

Service Worker?"

34

8. Statement by Dorothy Lasday; Statement by Bernice Sandler;

Statement by Tish Sommers

38

9. Statement by the Honorable Ray Marshall; Materials Submitted by

Secretary Marshall

79

10. Statement by Robert Bynum; Statistics on the Distribution of SSDI

Referrals by Age

334

11. Data on the Median Age of Those Rehabilitated with SSDI or SSI

Funding

352

12. HEW Regulations and Guidelines on Home Health Care

354

13. Information Supporting HEW's Policy of Targeting Preventive

Health Care Service to Young Children

366

14. Statement by David Tatel; President's Memorandum to the Attor-

ney General on Title VI

368

15. Material Submitted by Sanford Brandt of the Mental Health Asso-

ciation

375

16. Provisional Data on Federally Funded CMHCs by Sex and Age,
1969-1975

377

17. Statement by Thomas Ehrlich; Statement of Understanding Be-

tween the Legal Services Corporation and the Administration on

Aging

379

18. Statistics Concerning Paralegal_Training by the Legal Services

Corporation and Information on Training the Elderly as Paralegals 406

19. Data on Legal Services Corporation Employees and Clients by

Race, Age, and Sex

408

20. Statement by Edward C. King

411

21. List of Local Public Work Projects Not Refunded Due to Lack of

Performance During the First Funding Cycle

433

22. Information on the Criteria Established in the Legislative History,

Conference Report (s), Regulations, etc. for Round II of the Local

Public Works Program

434

23. Statement by Alan Butchman; Written Response to Question Re-

garding Progress Being Made in the Use of School Buses for Pro-

viding Transportation to Senior Citizens

436

24. Pamphlet Entitled “Transportation Assistance for Elderly and

Handicapped Persons”

446

25. Materials Submitted by Assistant Secretary Martinez on Title XX

Programs

464

26. Statement by Carol Foreman

479

27. Materials Submitted by the Department of Agriculture Describing

Age Requirements for the Forest Service's Older American Com-

munity Service Employment Program, Farmers Home Administra-

tion Programs, and Agriculture's Nutrition Programs

492

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