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Statement of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund on Announcement of Andy Puzder for Labor Department

“Economic opportunity is vital to the continued health of our democracy. The Labor Department and the Secretary who leads it must be committed to ensuring equal access to that opportunity. What we know of Andy Puzder’s record so far is deeply troubling. It is vital that there be a full examination of that record and thorough hearings in the Senate of the proposed nominee for the Secretary of Labor.”

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Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.