On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced the nomination of Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General. Throughout his careers as the Attorney General for the State of Alabama, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, and the Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Jeff Sessions was accused of demonstrating, through his words and his actions, a deeply concerning disregard for civil, human, and voting rights and the needs of the people he served and represented. Furthermore, as a U.S. Senator, he has consistently opposed many of the very crucial laws and programs for which he will be responsible for enforcing at the US Department of Justice.
To learn more about his troubling record, please see the attached Action Alert as well as the Action Item which was passed by the Executive Committee of the Board formally opposing the nomination.
NAACP Action Alert: sessions