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.
Blend It, Don't End It: Affirmative Action and the Texas Ten Percent Plan After Grutter and Gratz
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Americans for a Fair Chance, a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, the Equal Justice Society, and the Society of American Law Teachers - June 2004
Acknowledging the benefits of the Ten Percent Plan, "Blend It, Don't End It" highlights research showing that the Ten Percent Plan, combined with scholarship assistance and other efforts, led to a more than one-quarter increase in high schools sending students to UT-Austin between 1996 and 2000, and that there was a substantial increase in students from both inner-city and largely minority schools, as well as rural schools with large white, black and/or Latino populations.