by Walter Benn Michaels, Charles W. Mills, Linda Hirshman and Carla Murphy
by Charles W. Mills
December 16, 2016
(b. January 3, 1951)
Stop Jeff Sessions
Americans from all walks of life are speaking out against Sen. Sessions, and it is for the same reasons the Senate rejected his nomination to the federal judiciary decades ago: his track record of racism, his avid opposition to civil rights and human rights, and his false claims about his own history of civil rights work to try to deflect criticism.2
As attorney general, Sen. Sessions would be a threat to us all. Please take a moment to watch this video and share it with your friends and family so they know what's at stake.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jamiah, Justin, Maria, Alex, and the rest of the team
P.S. If you haven't yet signed the petition from the Alabama State Conference president of the NAACP, calling on Congress to reject Sessions' nomination, you can add your name here.
1. "NAACP protest of Sessions 'a fundraising gimmick,'" Washington Examiner, January 5, 2017 http://act.moveon.org/go/7418?t=7&akid=175826.9442574.xLH_z6
2. "Jeff Sessions says he handled these civil rights cases. He barely touched them." The Washington Post, January 3, 2017 https://act.moveon.org/go/7419…
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Over 155 civil and human rights organizations led by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and joined by leaders from the NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National LGBTQ Task Force, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Transformative Justice Coalition—raise their collective voices against the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general. These organizations advocate for the rights of immigrants, LGBTQi, women and people of color—they are deeply entrenched in the battle for voting rights and criminal justice reform. Sessions' voting record demonstrates a clear disregard for the civil and human rights of all Americans. Share this video, call your senators today to voice your opposition, and sign this petition: MoveOn.org/StopSessions #NoSessions