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.
1978 Humphrey Award Recipients
Honorable Edward W. Brooke
Brooke was the first black ever elected to the Senate by popular vote and only the third black ever to serve in the United States Senate.
Honorable Peter Rodino
First elected as United States Congressman for the 10th District of New Jersey, Rodino was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee during the presidential impeachment hearings of 1973-1974. He is considered "one of the true giants of Congress" for his relentless battle for civil rights.