Justice Department’s Civil Rights Head Expected to Be Nominated Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez
Steve Neavling

President Obama is expected to nominate Thomas Perez, a civil rights expert, as his choice to head the Department of Labor, the Associated Press reports.

Head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division since 2009, the 51-year-old could be nominated as early as today.

Perez led an effort to challenge voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas because of the potential to restrict minority voting rights, the AP reported.

Perez has support from organized labor and many Hispanics.

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