A Message from Cornell Brooks - President and CEO, NAACP
When the NAACP takes action, people listen!
After NAACP branches organized multiple sit-ins, protests and demonstrations around the nation, the movement to #StopSessions took flight. Combined with your support, emails and phone calls to your senators, the Senate Judiciary Committee pushed back the confirmation of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as US Attorney General another week.
This short break gives us a chance to ramp up our efforts in telling the Senate that he is still the worst among worst nominees for our nation's top civil rights enforcement spot.
His allies were expecting a swift confirmation, but our protests proved them wrong. Expecting him to be confirmed, the new administration removed its civil rights page and the Justice Department began the process of abandoning voter protections and consent decrees that reeled in racist police departments.
Yesterday, we let them know that things won't be as easy as they thought. The momentum is growing and starting to make his friends a little nervous. They're now sweating enough to spend an unheard-of $750,000 on television ads to stop us from mobilizing our members to #StopSessions, but it won't be enough.
Click here to urge your senators to reject Sessions for Attorney General.
Tell your senators they must delay this process as much as possible to thoroughly review the record of the nominee for our nation's most important civil rights job. Slowing down the process would give senators time to learn that Senator Sessions has shown little to no support for protecting the vote, ending voter suppression or stopping police brutality.
Contact your senators RIGHT NOW and urge them to vote to REJECT Sessions on January 31.
We have one week to prove that civil rights still matter. Make sure your senators hear from you today. "Stay Woke and Fight Back!"
Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
P.S. Make a bigger impact by calling your senators, too. Call the Capital switchboard at 202-224-3121 to let them know you won't support Sessions' confirmation.