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With Sessions Confirmation, Trump Administration Further Tied to Extremist Anti-Immigrant Worldview

In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund Lynn Tramonte issued the following statement: “The news that Jeff Sessions will be our nation’s Attorney General means that the Trump Administration is now even more tied to a radical worldview hostile to all types … Continue reading »

El voto en el Senado sobre Sessions determinará si el ‘padrino intelectual’ de las órdenes ejecutivas de Trump será Fiscal General de la nación

Mientras el Senado se prepara a votar hoy más tarde sobre la nominación del senador Jeff Sessions para ser el Fiscal General de Estados Unidos, los senadores deberían estar plenamente conscientes de que tanto la visión del mundo que él ha tenido durante mucho tiempo, como su agenda de políticas públicas, son fundamentalmente hostiles hacia … Continue reading »

Senate Vote on Jeff Sessions to Determine If “Intellectual Godfather” Behind Trump Executive Orders Will Be Nation’s Attorney General

As the Senate gears up to vote later today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States, Senators should be fully aware that Sessions’ longstanding worldview and policy agenda is cohesive and fundamentally hostile to immigration and the changing demographics of America – and has been on display … Continue reading »

Read The Coretta Scott King Letter That Struck Fear In Mitch McConnell’s Heart

Perhaps Sen. Mitch McConnell has never heard of the “Streisand Effect”? Wiki calls it “the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely.” That’s exactly what happened last night, after a cowardly move from McConnell. It all started when Sen. Elizabeth Warren … Continue reading »

Reminders Why Any Senator Voting for Jeff Sessions Will Own Everything He Does as AG

As Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination moves closer to a Senate vote, vote counters are predicting that he will likely be confirmed. But the prospect of installing Jeff Sessions as the highest law enforcement officer in America is a frightening prospect for anyone who cares about civil rights. According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education … Continue reading »

Two Chilling Takeaways from Week One of the Trump Presidency

One week into the Trump presidency makes clear two chilling takeaways. “First, the real power in the Trump administration lies with officials bearing extreme nativist world views and ties to the anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements,” said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund.   “And second, Trump and his nativist allies fully intend to … Continue reading »

Civil Rights Leaders And Activists Continue Protests Against Sessions Nomination

Civil rights leaders and activists continued ongoing protests against Jeff Sessions into this morning, as the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on advancing his nomination to the full Senate. The hearing comes just hours after a chaotic evening for the White House, after Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for declining to defend his … Continue reading »

The Real Trump/Sessions Immigration Agenda

Families, Refugees, Religious Freedom, American Values All On the Line Donald Trump has begun to make sweeping changes to immigration and refugee policy that would build both a literal and figurative wall around America. According to Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice: “Trump’s physical wall has gotten much of the public attention so far.  But the … Continue reading »

Trump Meant What He Said About Deporting Immigrants

In last November’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”, Masha Gessen noted, “I have lived in autocracies most of my life, and have spent much of my career writing about Vladimir Putin’s Russia. I have learned a few rules for surviving in an autocracy and salvaging your sanity and self-respect. It might be worth considering them now.” … Continue reading »

Members From NAACP, Democracy Spring Continue Direct Actions In Protest Of Jeff Sessions

Members from the Howard University NAACP and Democracy Spring were arrested on Tuesday while peacefully protesting the Attorney General nomination of Jeff Sessions. The protesters were arrested in Sessions’ DC office in what has been a series of peaceful sit-in actions kicked off by the national NAACP last week. According to the New York Times, members from … Continue reading »