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.
1986 Humphrey Award Recipients
Mary Frances Berry
As a member of the Civil Rights Commission since 1980, Berry has been a leader in a number of national civil rights initiatives and has received 28 honorary degrees from a wide variety of universities, with several books to her credit on such as women's rights, parenting, and the black experience in America.
Honorable Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
Elected president of the North Atlantic Assembly, the organization of NATO parliamentarians, having served as vice-president and as chairman of the United States Senate delegation, Senator Mathias served on the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid.
Honorable Parren Mitchell
Prior to his election to the House, Mitchell served his nation and community in a number of capacities. A founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Mitchell was a strong advocate for disadvantaged and minority business enterprises, working to ensure their viability.