Human Rights Commission director resigns after suspension over bumper sticker
The executive director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, under fire over her criticism of a “Black Rifles Matter” bumper sticker on social media, has submitted her resignation.
Marti Buscaglia had been suspended for 15 working days without pay last week, after a 5-2 vote of the commission. It also ordered her to send a letter of apology to the owner of the truck bearing the sticker, Brent Linegar.
Brandon Nakasato, the commission’s chair, confirmed Monday that Buscaglia had submitted a letter of resignation. He declined to release a copy of the document, calling it a “confidential personnel record.” Nakasato said it was effective April 26.
“Commissioners will be convening a special public meeting sometime next week to begin the recruitment process for a new executive director,” Nakasato wrote in an email.
Gina Romero contributed information to this story.
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