Information in support of Tom Perez's nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Labor
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Perez’s nomination has received broad support from across the country and from women’s groups in particular.
In the words of National Women’s Law Center Co-President Nancy Duff Campbell, “Tom Perez’s twenty-year career in public service demonstrates a commitment to civil rights and to enforcing core legal protections upon which women, and all Americans, rely.”
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. ”
The National Women’s Law Center recently came out in support of President Obama’s nomination of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor.
In a statement, the organization’s Co-President Nancy Duff Campbell said “Tom Perez’s twenty-year career in public service demonstrates a commitment to civil rights and to enforcing core legal protections upon which women, and all Americans, rely.”
NWLC’s other Co-President, Marcia Greenberger shared how important the Labor Department is to women’s issues in America, saying that “it enforces the federal guarantee that workers can take job-protected family and medical leave, wage and hour protections that protect workers from exploitation and abuse, and rules requiring federal contractors to advance equal opportunity in their workforces, among other crucial protections.”