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. On December 20, 2016, the NAACP Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose this nomination, based on the fact that 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. He has earned an average score of just over 10% out of 100% on the NAACP Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card throughout his 19 years as a US Senator.