April 26, 2013

Julie M. Strandlie, Legislative & Public Policy Director
(202) 898-2880 ext. 115; jstrandlie@nelahq.org

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The National Employment Lawyers Association Applauds
Senate Confirmation of Jenny Yang as EEOC Commissioner

(Washington, DC) – Patricia A. Barasch, President of the National Employment Lawyers Association, issued the following statement on the Senate's confirmation of longtime NELA member Jenny R. Yang to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

"Jenny Yang will bring to the EEOC the same passion and commitment to advancing equality and justice for workers that she has demonstrated throughout her laudable career. We commend President Obama for nominating this dedicated champion of equal employment opportunity to the EEOC and applaud the Senate for confirming Ms. Yang to fill this important seat.

NELA proudly congratulates Ms. Yang on her confirmation. We are grateful to Ms. Yang for her invaluable contributions to NELA, and look forward to working with her to fulfill the mission of the EEOC."

To read our blog post about Ms. Yang's nomination, please visit the NELAHQ Blog.

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The National Employment Lawyers Association advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. NELA provides assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar. It is the country's largest professional organization exclusively comprised of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination and other employment-related matters. NELA and its 68 circuit, state, and local affiliates have more than 3,000 members around the country.
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