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.
Today’s Civil and Human Rights Leaders Reflect on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 23, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
In honor of the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial this week on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., AARP, as part of its “My Generation” series, has produced a short video about the life and legacy of Dr. King’s work and his message of hope and peace for all humanity.
The video features interviews with former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin L. Powell (Ret), acclaimed journalist Colman McCarthy, Freedom Rider Reverend Perry A. Smith, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Karen Narasaki of the Asian American Justice Center, Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers and Zainab Al-Suwaij of the American Islamic Congress.
[CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Join us on Sat. Aug. 27 to Rally and March for Jobs, Justice, and the American Dream in Washington, D.C. ]
[CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: The official dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will take place this Sunday, August 28.]