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.
1980 Humphrey Award Recipients
Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.
Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Washington Bureau and the NAACP's chief lobbyist (1950-1979), Mitchell, popularly called the "101st Senator," led the struggle for the passage of key legislation during the civil rights movement, including the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act in 1968.
Former President of the New York State Federation of Labor (1934), former President of the American Federation of Labor (1952), Meany was President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations after they merged in 1955.