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.
1992 Humphrey Award Recipients
Benjamin L. Hooks
For 15 years Benjamin L. Hooks presided over America's largest and most influential organization for African Americans, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Patrisha A. Wright
Wright, a top advocate for the disabilities civil rights movement successfully halted the deregulation of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Education for all Handicapped Children Act, and the most important of her achievements being the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Executive assistant to Lane Kirkland, the president of the AFL-CIO, Young was previously director of AFL-CIO's legislative department. He worked as an organizer, an editor, a researcher and a labor educator in a career in the labor movement that spanned 40 years.