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.
Supreme Decisions Palm Card
Your vote determines who sits on the Supreme Court.
Your vote holds power.
You elect the President; the President nominates a Supreme Court Justice.
You elect your senators; the Senate "advises and consents" on the President's choice for the Supreme Court.
If confirmed, the Justice serves on the Supreme Court for life.
Decisions from the Supreme Court affect your life and your rights.
Who sits on the Supreme Court matters.
The next President may nominate one or more U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
The Court has a powerful impact on your life.
Workers' Rights: It's not fair, but if you or a family member has cancer, diabetes, or another illness, you may not be protected from job discrimination. That's the power of the Supreme Court.
Voluntary School Integration: If public schools in your community decide to adopt an integrated educational program, it may be considered unconstitutional. That's the power of the Supreme Court.
Voting Barriers: The Supreme Court has allowed states to require restrictive voter ID laws. In the 2004 election, 12 Catholic nuns were denied from casting their votes because they didn't have drivers' licenses. That's the power of the Supreme Court.
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