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WASHINGTON-The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted Wednesday to advance Julie Su, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has endorsed Su noting her career championing workers’ rights and civil rights. The following is a statement from Katy Youker, Director at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Economic Justice Project:

“We are pleased to see that Julie Su’s nomination for Labor Secretary has advanced out of the Senate HELP Committee. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has enthusiastically endorsed Su for this position, and we believe she would be an exceptional leader at the Department of Labor. Throughout her career, Su has demonstrated a solid commitment to advancing civil rights and economic justice for workers most in need of protection. As Labor Secretary, she would bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to the Department of Labor.

Specifically, Su has led groundbreaking efforts to combat wage theft and other forms of worker exploitation, and has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of immigrant and low-paid workers. Her leadership in these areas has been widely recognized and celebrated, and we have no doubt that she would continue to be a force for fostering an inclusive, thriving economy as Labor Secretary. Accordingly, we urge the full Senate to consider Su’s impressive qualifications and vote to confirm her.”


About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to mobilize the nation’s leading lawyers as agents for change in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the Lawyers’ Committee uses legal advocacy to achieve racial justice, fighting inside and outside the courts to ensure that Black people and other people of color have the voice, opportunity, and power to make the promises of our democracy real. For more information, please visit