Tom Perez

PFAW Applauds Perez Confirmation

WASHINGTON – People For the American Way today applauded the Senate confirmation of Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor.  Marge Baker, Executive Vice President of People For the American Way, released the following statement:

“Anyone who cares about the fair treatment of workers or civil rights should be thrilled by the confirmation of Tom Perez.  During his time in the Justice Department, Perez’s commitment to protecting the rights of Americans – whether they are women, people of color, LGBT people, or people with disabilities – has been extraordinary.  He has spent his career fighting for the rights of all Americans and now he will be able to take that passion and commitment to the Department of Labor. 

“Even though today’s vote is an important step forward, we must continue to confront the partisan gridlock in the Senate that is hurting the American people. We must ensure that the President’s judicial nominees, like his executive nominees, also receive up and down votes. The American people understand that when senators decide they’d rather play politics than do their jobs, it harms not only Congress but all of our country.”


PFAW Applauds Committee Approval of Perez

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today approved the nomination of Tom Perez to serve as Secretary of Labor. Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way, released the following statement:

“Tom Perez will make a superb Labor Secretary. At the Justice Department, Perez has worked hard to restore the Civil Rights Division’s historic purpose,  fighting to protect the rights of women, people of color, people with disabilities, military families, LGBT people, workers, consumers and voters.

“As Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez will fight for the rights and dignity of all working Americans. We are pleased that the HELP committee has approved his nomination, and hope that the full Senate follows suit with a swift confirmation.”


DOJ and DOE Resolve Harassment Allegations in Minnesota School District, Plus Call to Action on Bullying

On Monday, DOJ, DOE, six students, and the Anoka-Hennepin School District proposed an agreement resolving complaints of sex-based harassment of middle and high school students in the school district. And in Congress, we need you to take action on bullying.
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