Sandra Jolley, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Nevada, was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
A Las Vegas resident, Jolley, who is a local church leader and advocate for women and families, was appointed to USCIRF by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on April 27, according to a news release on the politician's website at reid.senate.gov.
“Sandy Jolley is a Nevada icon and church leader recognized in the Silver State and throughout the country for her tireless advocacy for faith, women and families," Reid, D-Nevada, said in the release. "I have worked closely with her for decades, and no one cares more about protecting religious freedom than Sandy Jolley. She has a proven record of bringing people of disparate backgrounds together to accomplish great things, and she will be an invaluable addition to the commission."
USCIRF strives to defend religious freedom around the world and makes policy recommendations to the U.S. government.
Jolley, a UNLV graduate, brings a breadth of experience to her new position. She has facilitated interfaith and community outreach as a co-chairwoman for the LDS Church's Las Vegas Area Public Communications Committee. Jolley has also served for several years as a stake Relief Society president and contributed to local charities and campaigns, according to the news release.
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