We must resist Senator Jefferson Sessions -- Stop Him from taking away our rights

One of the most troubling prospects for 2017 is the nomination of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions for Attorney General.

Senator Sessions stands against everything that you and I fight for: He's spoken out against the Voting Rights Act, and has described the work that the NAACP and ACLU do to protect civil rights as "Un-American."

We must do all we can to prevent him from rolling back the rights and protections our parents and grandparents worked so hard to gain, and we've worked so hard to preserve.

The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. And our President-Elect has appointed Jeff Sessions, a man who's actively threatened to strip us of our rights throughout his career.

Can we trust someone with our rights — and our lives — with a track record like this?
• Sessions was denied appointment as a federal judge because of racist comments he made to a colleague.
• He opposed and criticized the removal of the Confederate flag from public spaces.
• He once joked that he approved of the Ku Klux Klan until he learned its members smoked marijuana.

Too many of our brothers and sisters have sacrificed for the rights we have today. We're ready to battle for our rights in 2017.

In solidarity,

Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO



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