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.
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls Obama Budget Plan ‘Fair’ to Low- and Moderate-Income Americans
April 15, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 organizations, welcomed the Obama administration’s $4 trillion deficit reduction plan released this week.
In contrast to the budget proposal offered by Rep. Paul Ryan, R. Wis., the Obama plan "is rooted in deeply held American values and our collective duty to provide a measure of economic security to all Americans," said Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference, in a statement.
The Obama plan restores a sense of balance in the debate over the nation's fiscal future, in contrast to the Ryan plan built around dismantling Medicaid, Medicare, and other safety net programs to provide tax cuts for the wealthy.
"While we know that the devil is in the details, the path laid out by the president goes a long way toward protecting low- and moderate-income Americans, many of whom are people of color, women, seniors and people with disabilities," said Zirkin.
"The Leadership Conference welcomes a plan that involves appropriate revenue increases in addition to thoughtful spending reductions," she added.