The country needs a labor secretary and we think Tom Perez is the best man for the job. That’s why today we’re calling on senators to stop the unwarranted attacks and filibuster threats against the president’s nominee. We’re joining our Affiliate, Casa de Maryland, and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) in a march and a press conference today to make sure we’re heard loud and clear.
Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is scheduled to vote on Perez’ nomination and we need your help in making sure those senators know we support him.
By Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, NCLR
Spring is in full bloom, and Washington is warming up for sure. While at home we clean out our garages and tidy up the house, Americans are raising the temperature on Congress to do some spring cleaning of their own. Thankfully, legislative momentum is on the rise inside the beltway. With the Senate likely taking up gun control and immigration this week, there is much to keep an eye on.
In the midst of this busy season, another major event in Congress is fast approaching: on Thursday, Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will have his Senate nomination hearing to potentially become the next Secretary of Labor.