[Ohio-talk] FW: Perez

Barbara Pierce bbpierce at pobox.com
Wed Apr 17 12:17:31 UTC 2013

Everyone should know that Tom Perez spoke at our national convention several
years ago now. He was quite impressive. We reprinted his speech in the
Braille Monitor. He is the real deal when it comes to believing in disabled
people as a minority in need of justice.


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Read Below and consider:

From: Becky Ogle <bogle08 at gmail.com<mailto:bogle08 at gmail.com>>
Date: April 15, 2013, 1:52:07 PM EDT
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Subject: Fwd: Perez

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here's a direct link to the website with the tool to contact senators:

Tom Perez, nominated to be President Obama's Secretary of Labor will have
his confirmation hearing this Thursday or so they say.  Either way, please
take the time to click on the link below and send a message to your Senators
letting them know that Tom Perez has worked tirelessly on behalf of the
disability community and other minority groups in his previous role as
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and no doubt will succeed in
enforcing labor provisions as the next Secretary.

For eight long years during the Bush Administration disability rights were
an after thought at best at DOJ.  Fortunately the despotic reign ended
ushered in a more democratic approach to enforcing civil rights protections
under current law.  Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez
wasted no time when he was confirmed in this role.  He pursued a balanced,
fair and legal approach to upholding the provisions of the ADA, especially
in terms of the Olmstead decision.

Due to his commitment to upholding the laws of the land, the former Attorney
General of Civil Rights is facing a huge obstacle of Republican backlash as
he approaches the confirmation hearing on his nomination to be the U.S.
Secretary of Labor.  Tom Perez is a champion of the voiceless and we need
him to be confirmed for the Secretary of Labor.  For far too long our
employment numbers have been abysmal and high unemployment numbers
unfathomable.  I believe under Perez's leadership we will begin to see a
fair and steady improvement in the employment of people with disabilities.

Please tell your Senators how important it is to confirm Thomas Perez as our
next Secretary of Labor.  We need an aggressive employment agenda now.



It's ready to roll. NPR linked to the website in their story today!


Rebecca (Becky) Ogle

Rebecca (Becky) Ogle

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