The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
President Obama Appoints LCCR Coalition Members to His Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
April 6, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
- Rev. Peg Chemberlin, president-elect of the National Council of Churches USA;
- Harry Knox, director of the Human Rights Campaign's Religion and Faith Program;
- Anthony Picarello, general counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and
- Nancy Ratzan, president of the National Council of Jewish Women.
The President's Advisory Council is part of the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and will be made up of 25 leaders, religious and secular, who will serve one-year terms.
The appointees join two other LCCR coalition members - Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Father Larry J. Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA – who were appointed in February.