For Immediate Release

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

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 interests of corporations.”


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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.

The Leadership Conference is a 501(c)(4) organization that engages in legislative advocacy.  It was founded in 1950 and has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.

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