Honors Toles for Community Service Contributions in Prince George’s County
Prince George’s County Council Member Karen
R. Toles (D) – District 7, is the honored recipient of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Greater
Washington, D.C. Chapter “Leadership and Service Award,” recognizing her
meritorious service to working class families in Prince George’s County.
Council Member Toles was presented with the award during the Greater
Washington, D.C. Chapters' 23rd Annual Birthday Celebration and
Awards Dinner on April 26, 2014.
“I am humbled to receive this award from the
A. Philip Randolph Institute recognizing my service to the labor movement and
working class families,” said Council Member Toles. “I am absolutely passionate
about serving the residents of Prince George’s County, and firmly believe that
the best way to build the middle class is through supporting the labor
movement. Associating my name with this award and this organization is truly an
The A. Philip Randolph Institute, named after
African-American labor leader and social activist Asa Philip Randolph, was
founded in 1965 as an organization of black trade unionists fighting for racial
equality and economic justice. It is the senior constituency group of American
Federation of Labor, and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
This year’s A. Philip
Randolph Institute Award honorees also included AFL-CIO Executive Vice
President Emerita, Arlene Holt Baker.
All legislative powers of Prince
George’s County are vested in the County Council. The County Council sits
as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of
Health to govern and guide health policy. The County Council meets as a
legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of
the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more
information on the Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov