Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez Leads Minimum Wage Discussion with Faith Based Leaders
(February 14, 2014)
Secretary Perez listens at a discussion with religious leaders February 14, on the need to raise the minimum wage.
Ana Garcia-Ashley, executive director of Gamaliel speaks in support of raising the minimum wage.
Rev. Michael Livingston (left) and Rev. Gabriel Salguero discuss why they believe it's time to raise the wage for hardworking Americans.
Rev. David Beckman, president of Bread for the World shares his view on the debate on raising the minimum wage.
Secretary Perez talks about growing up in a religious home and receiving a Catholic education, saying, "I learned from an early age that we must do everything possible to embrace and empower the least among us."
(Left to right) Naeem Baig, president of the Islamic Circle of North America; Dr. Carroll Baltimore Sr., president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention (D.C.); and Rabbi Michael Namath, program director of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, were among the religious leaders who attended the February 14 roundtable and expressed their support of wage justice.
(Left to right) Phil Tom, director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Secretary Perez; and Sister Simone Campbell, executive director, NETWORK and one of the famous "Nuns on the Bus," stated the minimum wage as "a justice issue for everyone in the nation."
Faith Based Leaders who attended the roundtable at Department of Labor headquarters on February 14, 2014, take a moment for a group photo.
Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (center) and Rev. Joshua Rodriguez, vice-president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition share last thoughts with Secretary Perez as they depart.