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Faith Leaders March In “Moral Resistance” To Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Nomination

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Faith leaders, including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jennifer Butler, and Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, led a “Moral March Against Trump’s Cabinet of Bigotry” yesterday in Washington, D.C. in the run up to Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

“Because of our love of neighbor and country, people of faith from across the nation join together today in moral resistance to Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States,” wrote Rev. Barber regarding the #StopSessions action.

“Not only in the distant past but also in the present day, Senator Sessions’ record reveals his consistent support for ideological extremism, racist and classist policies, and the writing of discrimination into law.”

The faith leaders, immigrant rights advocates, and other allies marched to Senate offices while singing and holding signs that included the text, “Love Thy Neighbor”.

“As people of faith, we are called to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly,” continued Rev. Barber. “The One who will judge the nations exhorts us to welcome the stranger among us. The voice of God calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We affirm the freedoms and dignity of all people who call our nation home.”

“We pledge today to resist by all nonviolent means those who threaten our neighbors and undermine our moral and constitutional principles of liberty and justice for all.  We will show up. We will sit in. We will cry out. We will not stand down.”

Watch video of yesterday’s “Moral March Against Trump’s Cabinet of Bigotry” below.