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.
2001 Humphrey Award Recipients
Renowned artist and architect whose thoughtful, innovative and powerful memorials commemorating the sacrifices and contributions of Vietnam veterans, women and civil rights leaders to our society have touched the lives of millions.
William L. Taylor
Civil rights attorney, children's advocate and LCCR Vice Chair, known for his relentless crusade for a public education system that serves the needs of our nation's marginalized children. His efforts have led to the dismantling of segregation in some of our nation's largest public school districts and have improved the lives of countless children.
Franklin D. Raines
Our nation's first African American Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officer, economic advisor to two Presidents, Rhodes scholar, and role model; his tireless advocacy for the American dream of social justice and homeownership for all has elevated the issue of fair housing to the national level.