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.
Press Release - Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Statement of Wade Henderson on Pryor Nomination
For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Westbrook Simpson, 202.466.2061, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12, 2005
Washington - In response to Judge William Pryor getting voted out of the Judiciary Committee on a party line vote, Wade Henderson, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation's oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition issued the following statement:
"To say that Judge William Pryor is far out of the mainstream is an understatement. The Republican Party's effort to pack the courts with judges who seek to impose their extreme ideology through their legal decisions is outrageous and must be opposed on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Judge Pryor has devoted himself to curtailing the rights and freedoms of ordinary Americans. From employment discrimination to regulations enabling Americans to breathe clean air and drink clean water, Judge Pryor has aligned himself with employers and polluters against ordinary Americans.
Clearly, Senator Frist is moving forward on President Bush's out-of-the-mainstream judges in anticipation of triggering "the nuclear option," - a tactic to break the Senate's 200-year old rules. The Republican leadership's effort to eliminate the checks and balances enshrined by America's founding fathers is another political step in grabbing complete control the U.S. government."