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... Continuar »
Two of the Most Telling and Disturbing Exchanges During Day One of Sen. Sessions’ AG Hearings During the first day of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, two particular topics and exchanges caught our eye: Sessions reiterated his longstanding view that the DACA... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
As Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings begin today, Joseph Tanfani of the Los Angeles Times has a new piece documenting Sessions’ longstanding ties to extreme anti-immigrant groups like NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. As Tanfani notes, “With Sessions poised to be an influential voice on immigration policy in... Continuar »
On Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In anticipation of tomorrow’s hearing, here are three key questions for General Kelly to answer regarding important policies that fall under the... Continuar »
A Vote to Confirm is a Vote for Everything He Does in Office Senator Jeff Sessions’ longstanding views and record on civil rights, voting rights and immigration make him unfit to serve as Attorney General. Surely, this should be cause for a difficult confirmation process.  But,  according to Paul Kane’s Washington Post story,... Continuar »
In a press call last Friday, civil rights groups lambasted Jeff Sessions as unqualified for the position of US Attorney General, urging his colleagues in the Senate to subject him to a thorough vetting before his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow. As the NYT noted in an editorial yesterday, Sessions... Continuar »
Frank Sharry: If Senators confirm Sessions, they will own everything he does Washington, DC – Nominating Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States was one of Donald Trump’s first acts to prepare for his presidency, and the choice sent a clear and undeniable message: I actually... Continuar »
Stop Jeff Sessions Attorney General Confirmation
Donald Trump nominated anti-immigrant extremist Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.  Today, in an effort to block the confirmation of Sessions by the United States Senate, a large coalition of civil rights, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and other progressive groups are holding a call-in day... Continuar »
Frank Sharry: “Kobach’s Record and Views Make Him Unfit to Serve in Today’s America” Washington, DC – Rumors are swirling that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be nominated to a confirmable policy position at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The following is a statement from America’s... Continuar »