The HNBA Calls for an Immediate Vote on Tom Perez’s Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Labor

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July 16, 2013


The HNBA Calls for an Immediate Vote on Tom Perez’s Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Labor  



The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), “The National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community®”, calls upon our Senators to fulfill their constitutional duty and immediately confirm President Obama’s nomination of Tom Perez as United States Secretary of Labor.  The Senate previously voted 72-to-22 to confirm Mr. Perez as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. His professional qualifications, experience, and impressive track record in leadership and advocacy, as well as his outstanding career in public service, make him an exceptional candidate to serve the American people.

“He is among the stellar members of the Hispanic and legal communities, and has demonstrated his leadership at the local, state and federal levels of government,” stated Peter M. Reyes, Jr. HNBA National President.  “He possesses the experience, qualifications and personal attributes required to serve with distinction as Secretary of Labor. The HNBA therefore calls upon the Senate to immediately vote upon his nomination and confirm Mr. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor without further delay.”


About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.