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Ask Congress to Confirm Only Latina Cabinet Member for Obama's Administration

I received the following info from the National Organization for Women today. We should all do our part to help get more strong voices for Latinas in high level government positions. These women will have the power to make important decisions that affect you and your family!

Your state's senators are key to the confirmation of a friend of women's rights and workplace equality as the new Secretary of Labor.

Hilda Solis, a Democratic Member of Congress from California and long-time women's rights advocate, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as his Secretary of Labor. If confirmed, Congresswoman Solis would be the only Latina in the cabinet.

Take Action: Ask your senators to vote to confirm Hilda Solis.

The Senate committee has voted to recommend her confirmation to the full Senate, but there is a threatened filibuster and we need to make sure that there are 60 votes for her confirmation, so your emails and calls will make a difference.

For more about Hilda Solis, read Union Women Eager for Solis to Start Her Work.

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Comment by Alicia on February 24, 2009 at 4:22pm
Comment by Sandie Taylor on February 24, 2009 at 4:14pm
She just got confirmed! Thanks to everyone who wrote your senators.




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