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.
1982 Humphrey Award Recipients
Arthur S. Flemming
Appointed to the Civil Rights Commission in 1939, Former Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare (1958-1961), chaired the White House Conference on Aging (1971), Former Head of the United States Commission on Aging (1973), Flemming was later fired as U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chair by President Reagan. He was an important figure in the shaping of the nation's Social Security policy.
Honorable Don Edwards
Former Member of Congress from California, Edwards chaired the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights.