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.
Until I started going to school at University of Michigan, I never thought I benefited from Affirmative Action. What I realize in the past few years is that the way I've benefited is through the experiences that I have with various people who go to school there. I feel that if Affirmative Action did not exist, the interactions I had with the various students on this campus would not have existed and the stories we've shared have been the things that have taught me the most and have helped me to grow and become the person I want to be.
My name is Avani Kothary I am an Indian American attending school at the University of Michigan