County Council

Prince George's County, Maryland


For Immediate Release: 5/2/2014 2:00 PM

Contact: Angela J. Rouson 301-952-7484

Institute 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 honor.”

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.

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