Broad Coalition Launches www.ConfirmPerez.org to Support Nominee for Secretary of Labor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2013
Contact:  Scott Westbrook Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org

Broad Coalition Launches www.ConfirmPerez.org to Support Nominee for Secretary of Labor

Washington – On the day before the Senate confirmation hearing of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is launching an online hub for information about the nominee and the broad coalition that supports his nomination.

www.ConfirmPerez.org will collect information from a growing bipartisan coalition of advocates for people with disabilities, businesses, Latino organizations, universities, civil rights groups, law enforcement officials, and more who share the view that Tom Perez should be swiftly confirmed by the Senate.

What ties these disparate groups together is their shared experience with Perez, who previously served as Maryland’s Labor Secretary, as an official in the Department of Health and Human Services, as a senior aide to the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and as an elected official in Montgomery County, Maryland.  They all share a common experience of Perez as a pragmatic, effective public servant and a consensus builder for better government.

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said, “Tom Perez’s outstanding career in public service makes him eminently qualified to take on the responsibility of ensuring the well-being of our nation’s workforce. www.ConfirmPerez.org will show how an emerging bipartisan, broadbased coalition is coming together to call on the Senate to swiftly confirm him to be our next Secretary of Labor.”

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