Fighting For Human Rights
In late 2018, Senators Tillis and Coons introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish the John McCain Human Rights Commission, in honor of the late Senator McCain. This would create a bipartisan commission to examine human rights violations through regular hearings and briefings and promote human rights initiatives in the Senate. Thom was also selected to serve on the Helsinki Commission, an independent government agency that is comprised of members of Congress and Administration officials. The Helsinki Commission has focused on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms like the freedom of thought, religion, and the press.