Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007, breaking the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She served as speaker for four successful years, during which she and her leadership team addressed challenging issues facing the American people. Now, as House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats work tirelessly to hold House Republicans accountable and protect the interests of the American people.
Since New Yorkers elected him to the Senate in 1998 after serving them for eighteen years in the House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer has been a leader in promoting Democratic priorities. Before becoming Senate Minority Leader in 2016, Senator Schumer served as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Vice Chair of the Democratic Conference, and Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center.
The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Tom grew up in Buffalo where he learned the values of a union town: hard work, integrity, service, and perseverance. After putting himself through college with Pell Grants and working on the back of a garbage truck, Tom passed up offers from white-shoe law firms, instead choosing to start his career as a civil rights attorney for the U.S. Justice Department prosecuting racially motivated hate crimes. For the past 8 years, Tom had the privilege of serving in President Obama’s administration. First as head of the department’s Civil Rights Division, where he led the charge against police misconduct, voter suppression, anti-LGBT discrimination, and immigrant-bashing sheriffs’ departments. Then as Secretary of Labor, fighting to protect and expand opportunities for America’s working people – from better wages and overtime pay, to retirement security and collective bargaining rights. But Tom’s strongest roots are in local organizing. In 2002, he became the first Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council. And as board president of CASA de Maryland, Tom helped grow the organization from a small service provider in the basement of a church to one of the largest immigrant advocacy groups in the mid-Atlantic.
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