Secretary of Labor Resigning

January 9, 2013

Adela de la Torre, [email protected], 213-674-2832

Solis Departure Leaves Large Shoes to Fill in Obama Administration Cabinet

WASHINGTON — The White House announced today that Hilda L. Solis is resigning from her position as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor after having served four years. Prior to becoming secretary of labor, Solis was a congresswoman representing the 32nd Congressional District of California. She also served in the California Assembly and Senate. Throughout her career, Solis has been an advocate for the rights of immigrants and their families. Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center:

“Secretary Hilda Solis has dedicated her career to ensuring that all Americans, regardless of where they were born, are treated with dignity and fairness. As a Latina from Los Angeles, she has served not only as a fierce advocate for her community but also as a role model for immigrant and Latino children across the country. The Obama Administration has large shoes to fill at the Department of Labor. We expect nothing less than a person with Secretary Solis’s commitment to all workers, regardless of income, gender, or nationality, to serve as our next secretary of labor.”