Tom's Work On: Disability Issues

Under Perez’s leadership, the Department of Justice pursued agreements to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act’s mandate, focused on safe, individualized, and cost-effective community-based services that promote integration and independence and enable individuals to live, work, and participate fully in community life.

People with Disabilities have even launched to let their voices be heard.

82 Civil and Human Rights Groups Back Perez Nomination

A coalition of 82 national organizations representing the broad diversity of our country recently called on the Senate to swiftly confirm Tom Perez to be Labor Secretary.

In their joint letter to the Senate, the groups point to Perez’s leadership of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice as a key factor in their endorsement, stating that “Mr. Perez helped build consensus with stakeholders to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society….He has also been a tireless champion of voting rights, disability rights, equal educational equity, and has prosecuted some of the most heinous hate crimes in recent memory. ”

Read the letter here.

People with Disabilities Launch

Over 50 organizations representing people with varying disabilities have launched a coalition to support Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez’s confirmation to be Secretary of Labor.

in their own words, the disability groups have become among the most active supporters of a Perez confirmation because  “in the twenty three years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a top priority of the disability rights movement has been making sure that the law is properly enforced. In that time, few have played a greater role in advancing that cause than Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez. During his time leading the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Mr. Perez has earned his reputation as an extraordinary champion of people with disabilities by enforcing the law to ensure that every American has an equal opportunity to succeed.”

The full coalition list below.  Go to to learn more.