TASH urges members and supporters to contact their Senators in support of the nomination of Tom Perez as Secretary of the Department of Labor. As Assistant Attorney General of Civil Rights, Perez was a staunch protector of civil rights of people with disabilities and enforcer of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead decision. His nomination was approved by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee but passed on a party-line vote, and faces a likely filibuster in the Senate. This is not the time to stall a critical leadership position in our nation’s government to win political points, particularly when unemployment for people with disabilities remains unacceptably high.
Visit http://senate.gov to locate contact information for Senators’ offices with the following message:
(State your name, your address including zipcode, and the following message)
I urge you vote YES to approve Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor.