JEFF SESSIONS’ CONFIRMATION TO BE US ATTORNEY GENERAL VOTE BY THE FULL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017 AT 9:30 A.M. EASTERN TIME
CALL MEMBERS OF THE US SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO URGE A “NO” VOTE ON THE SESSIONS’ CONFIRMATION
For more information, please see the attached Action Alert.
MAKE THOSE CALLS TODAY!!!
- Throughout his careers as a U.S. Senator, the Attorney General for the State of Alabama, the US Attorney and the Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Jeff Sessions has demonstrated a clear disrespect for and opposition to the advancement and protection of the civil, human, voting and Constitutional rights and needs of all Americans;
- Jeff Sessions’ voting record on the civil rights agenda of the NAACP while in the U.S. Senate is indicative of his disregard for many of the laws and programs for which he will be responsible for enforcing. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, he has voted against key civil rights laws and programs such as the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and gun violence prevention initiatives. Every single year while in the U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions has received an “F” on the NAACP’s Federal Legislative Civil Rights Report Card;
- Senator Sessions has also made derogatory comments about the NAACP and the 1965 Voting Rights Act and he has spoken of the Confederate Battle Flag, and all that it represents, in glowing terms.
- In a strongly worded letter and testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986, Coretta Scott King, the wife of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., opposed the confirmation of Jeff Sessions to the position of judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama