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.
It's Time to Vote
November 6, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
As voters head to the polls today, the civil and human rights community is working tirelessly to ensure the rights and votes of all Americans.
The 2008 election represented the most diverse electorate ever, with African Americans (12.1 percent), Hispanics (7.4 percent) and Asians (2.5 percent) voting in record numbers.The election was a high point of American democracy and a milestone on the path toward the goal of a truly universal franchise. And despite efforts to block it, the nation will continue down that path in 2012.
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters are the nation's fastest growing racial group and are expected to vote in record numbers.There are 22 percent more Latinos eligible to vote in 2012 than there were in 2008. And there will be about 16 million more potential young voters in 2012 than there were four years ago.
Now it’s up to all of us to turn out and continue to build a diverse and inclusive democracy.
A sampling of resources for ensuring and protecting the right to vote.
Watch: Every Voter Counts to learn more about how civil rights advocates have been fighting to protect the vote for all Americans.
New Video: Ensuring Every Voter Counts - 10/8/12