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Press Release - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Thorough Review of Secretary of Labor Nominee Alexander Acosta

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org
February 16, 2017

WASHINGTON—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following today’s nomination of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor: 

“Following the failed nomination of Andrew Puzder, it is incumbent upon the Senate to conduct a thorough review of Alexander Acosta’s record.  Our next Secretary of Labor must fully respect our laws designed to protect American workers. 

The Secretary of Labor has enormous responsibilities that impact the American workforce and their families.  The American people deserve someone who will look out for their interests, and not just for the interest of corporations.”

Wade Henderson is the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.  

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