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.
1991 Humphrey Award Recipients
William T. Coleman, Jr.
An advisor to six presidents, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, a senior partner of O'Melveny & Myers, Coleman was also the first black to clerk for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Coleman persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to abolish legalized segregation in the nation's public schools, and served as board chair of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.
As president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a Latino civil rights organization, Antonia Hernández has become a highly visible advocate for the nation's large and growing Latino community.
Chief lobbyist to United Auto Workers union and aide to Joseph Califano, HEW Secretary.