Monday, March 11, 2013

Latino Hero Thomas Perez to be Named the Next Head of the Department of Labor!

President Obama is expected to select Latino Hero Thomas Perez as his next head of the Department of Labor. Mr. Perez, 51, served as Maryland's Labor Secretary from 2007 - 2009, then joined the U.S. Justice Department.

The Honorable Mr. Perez was the FACE of the U.S. Justice Department when they filed the Racial Profiling and Abuse of Power Civil Suits against Joe Arpaio in 2012. Arpaio and his masked volunteers have a long history of racial profiling and abuses of power. When announcing the suits, Hero Perez said, "The police are supposed to protect and serve our communities, not divide them. At its core, this is an abuse of power case involving a sheriff (Arpaio) and sheriff's office (Masked Volunteers) that disregarded the Constitution, ignored sound police practices, comprised public safety, and did not hesitate to retaliate against perceived critics."

Once confirmed, Perez will replace former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis who resigned in January.
Mr. Perez is a first generation American and the son of Dominican parents. He has had a long and proud career of service for our Nation.

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