This week has been marked by record breaking snow levels, but all eyes are on the Senate as confirmation hearings begin with Senator Sessions for the Attorney General.
We submitted our opposition to Senator Sessions in an open letter. We joined 232 national organizations, and 206 local organizations civil and human rights organizations opposing the nomination of Senator Sessions. You can read the letter here.
In the letter we highlight his record on Voting Rights, Association with White Nationalist and Hate Groups regarding Immigration Policy, Hate Crimes and LGBT Rights, Women’s Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Failing to Protect our Communities from Pollution and Climate Change, Rights of People with Disabilities.
We have traditionally focused on time and energy on state wide matters, but as Congressman Lewis said: “You have a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate, to speak up, speak out and get in good trouble,” Lewis said. “You can do it. You must do it. Not just for yourselves but for generations yet unborn.” These next four years, we are going to need you to get involved and get into that good trouble with us.
We are proud to stand against the nomination of Sen. Sessions.
Take a few minutes and watch Representative Lewis testify against Sessions today.
Then take action. Contact Sen. Wyden and Sen. Merkley and urge them to oppose this nomination.
For Sen. Wyden’s office, call: 202-224-5244
For Sen. Merkely’s office, call: 202-224-3753