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ACTION ALERT: Call Your Senator Today to #StopSessions

NCLR joins with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to urge our members and supporters to call your senators TODAY to #StopSessions. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is the nominee for Attorney General of the United States. He has not answered many questions asked of prospective cabinet appointees, and has a track record of being anti-LGBT and opposing important civil rights laws. Tell your senator they should delay the Senate Judiciary Committee’s January 10 hearing until Senator Sessions completes the questionnaire required for nominees of cabinet positions.

Call your Senator NOW by dialing 877-959-6082. You will be prompted to enter your zipcode and will be directed to your senator’s in-state Senate offices. Your senator is home until January 3rd.

More information from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights:

On December 9th, President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), submitted a woefully incomplete set of responses to the questionnaire required of anyone being considered for a cabinet position in the Administration. Sen. Sessions’ refusal to fully respond to what is essentially a job application for this cabinet position is cause for concern. Until the questionnaire is fully completed, the Senate Judiciary Committee cannot fully consider the record of this critical nomination.

Senators must be told to delay the Senate Judiciary Committee’s January 10 hearing until Sen. Sessions complies and completes the questionnaire.

Even without responding to the questionnaire, Sen. Sessions cannot hide from his public record which spans 45 years. He has a long, troubling record against civil and human rights. For example, as a U.S. Senator, Sessions:
• Called the Voting Rights Act “intrusive” as it seeks to protect eligible minority voters
• Opposed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
• Opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, and the reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act in 2013.

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