[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate HELP Committee to Confirm Nomination of Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed May 15 19:32:18 UTC 2013

>Chris Danielsen
>Director of Public Relations
>National Federation of the Blind
>(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
><mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org
>National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate HELP Committee
>to Confirm Nomination of Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor
>Perez's Confirmation Would Increase Job Opportunities for Disabled Americans
>Baltimore, Maryland (May 15, 2013): <http://www.nfb.org/>The 
>National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest 
>organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate 
>Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) to 
>confirm the nomination of Tom Perez for the position of secretary of 
>labor.  Mr. Perez currently serves as the assistant attorney general 
>for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.  The 
>executive session of the HELP committee will be held tomorrow at 9:15 a.m.
>Dr. Marc Maurer, president of <http://www.twitter.com/NFB_voice>the 
>National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of 
>the Blind strongly urges the HELP committee to confirm Tom Perez as 
>secretary of labor tomorrow.  In his role as assistant attorney 
>general, Mr. Perez has proven his commitment to enforcing and 
>protecting the civil rights of all Americans, including the 
>disabled.  We believe that he would bring that same passion and 
>commitment to his appointment as secretary of labor, working to 
>increase job opportunities for the blind and other disabled Americans."
>About the National Federation of the Blind
>The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, 
>and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind 
>people in the United States.  Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for 
>the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops 
>innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide 
>the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need 
>to become independent and successful.  We need your support.  To 
>make a donation, please go to <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org.
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