Having been one of the founders of the Commission and serving as a Commissioner with Rep. Chris Shays in the early years we were confident that creating it as Permanent Commission guaranteed its continued existence. Eliminating it should not be an option. Although we have come a long way there is still much work to be done to guarantee equality for all. When I was present for the original signing of the creative legislation by Governor Thomas Meskill it was never imagined that elimination would ever be proposed. Keep the Promise of Permanent.