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Click the links below to view statements in support of Thomas Perez's nomination to serve as Labor Secretary. If you have additional articles or statements we should add to this list, please email Melody@NationalHispanicLeadership.org.

3/18 Remarks by the President and Thomas Perez on Nomination

NHLA Statements

- 3/19/13: Nomination of Thomas Perez Welcomed by Latino Leaders

- 3/12/13: Impending Nomination of Thomas Perez As Secretary of Labor Welcomed by National Latino Leaders, Swift Confirmation Urged

Articles
- 3/22/13: Why Tom Perez Should be Confirmed | Politico, by Melody Barnes and Manus Cooney

- 3/19/13: Thomas Perez: The Right Pick for Secretary of Labor | Huffington Post, by Former Congressman Charles Gonzalez (TX)

Resources
Media Matters' Myths and Facts about Labor Nominee Thomas Perez

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Organizations

The Advancement Project, Co-Director Penda D. Hair
- AFL-CIO, President Richard Trumka
- American Federation of Teachers, President Randi Weingarten
- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, President Lee Saunders
- American Rights at Work, Executive Director Sarita Gupta
The Arc, CEO Peter Berns
- Center for American Progress, Chair and Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta
- Communication Workers of America  
- Human Rights Campaign, President Chad Griffin
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, President Tom Buffenbarger
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, President Edwin D. Hill
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters, President Jim Hoffa
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
- Maryland Society of Accountants
- Minority Business Roundtable, President & CEO Roger A. Campos
- National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton
- National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Executive Director Pablo Alvarado
- National Disability Rights Network, Executive Director Curt Decker
- National Women's Law Center, Co-Presidents Nancy Duff Campbell and Marcia D. Greenberger
- Service Employees International Union, President Mary Kay Henry
- UAW
- UFCW, International President Joe Hansen
- U.S. League of Dominican American Elected Officials, Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Chair of the New York State Senate Latino Caucus
- United Steelworkers, International President Leo W. Gerard

Elected Officials
- Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD)
- Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid (NV)
- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA and chair of Senate HELP Committee)
- Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA)
- Rep. George Miller (CA)
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)

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