March 7, 2012
The National Consumers League is saddened by the passing of a tireless advocate for workers rights, U.S. Representative Donald Payne of New Jersey. We mourn Rep. Payne’s death as someone who stood up for America’s middle class and working families in spite of a sometimes hostile House Education & Workforce Committee. With twelve terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, he advocated on behalf of America’s struggling workers and was a champion of education and civil rights. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and we honor a life spent fighting for fair wages, benefits and dignity for American workers.