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.
Military and Equal Opportunity
Equal opportunity has helped create the diverse military that is essential to the nation's national security.
Panel Discussion: The Military and Equal Opportunity
Americans for a Fair Chance convened a forum on the importance of equal opportunity in the context of the U.S. military in light of the upcoming Supreme Court decisions in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, collectively known as the University of Michigan equal opportunity cases. The discussion centered on how equal opportunity promotes diversity that is essential to an effective and cohesive military. The forum was held on June 18, 2003, at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.
- Military Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Equal Opportunity - Feature Story - 6/30/03
- Audio from The Military and Equal Opportunity Forum - 6/18/03
- Press Release: Military Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Equal Opportunity - Press Release - 6/18/03
Briefs of Military Experts in Michigan Cases
Military leaders, including Norman Schwarzkopf, Bud McFarlane, Joe Hoar, and Gordon Sullivan, filed an amicus brief in the Michigan cases in support of the university.
- Regardless of Michigan Decision, Military to Remain "Highly Qualified and Diverse" - Feature Story - 6/16/03
- Consolidated Brief of Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr., et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents in Gutter v. Bollinger, et al. (pdf)
- Consolidated Brief of Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr. et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents in Gratz v. Bollinger, et al (pdf)