Action Alert: Call Our Senators to Oppose Jeff Sessions

Call our U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose the nomination of Jess Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

THE ACTION YOU NEED TO TAKE TODAY

CONTACT BOTH SENATORS AND URGE THEM TO OPPOSE THE NOMINATION OF SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES.

 

Senator Chuck Schumer
DC Office: (202) 224-6542 NYC Office: 212) 486-4430
Twitter: @SenSchumer

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
DC Office: 202-224-4451 NYC Office: (212) 688-6262
Twitter: @SenGillibrand

PHONE SCRIPT

Good Morning, my name is ___________ and I am a member of Brooklyn NAACP and a constituent. I am calling to urge the Senator to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

 

SAMPLE TWEETS

@SenGillibrand I am a member of @BrooklynNAACP and a constituent. I urge you to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

@SenSchumer I am a member of @BrooklynNAACP and a constituent. I urge you to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

 

You can also share this with friends and relatives in other states. They should call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and give their zip code to be directed to their representatives office.


 WHY NAACP OPPOSES JEFF SESSIONS

Senator Sen. Sessions 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, and that 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. Specifically, to name but a few of the troubling positions taken by Sen. Sessions which were opposed by the NAACP, he consistently voted against the expansion of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act; he has consistently opposed safe, sane and sensible measures to stem the plague of gun violence across our country; he voted against the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act; he has supported discriminatory requirement for photo identification when voting; and he has worked to prevent legislation which would repair and restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act among other troubling policy positions.

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.

Given his past record of dismal regard for basic civil, human, Constitutional and voting rights, the NAACP opposes the nomination of Senator Sessions to serve as US Attorney General. A vote by the full Senate Judiciary Committee on whether or not to send his nomination forward to the full US Senate with a positive recommendation has been postponed until Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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