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January 10, 2017

OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. SENATE: Civil & Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Sessions

The Senate has a responsibility to consider Session’s record in weighing whether he should be confirmed for this important office. We agree that when they look to his record, particularly regarding people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women and people with disabilities, they must agree he should not.

GLAD has joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a coalition of over 600 national, state and local organizations in a letter expressing strong opposition to the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

“In our democracy, the Attorney General is charged with enforcing our nation’s laws without prejudice and with an eye toward justice.  And, just as important, the Attorney General has to be seen by the public – every member of the public, from every community – as a fair arbiter of justice.  Unfortunately, there is little in Senator Sessions’ record that demonstrates that he would meet such a standard.”

Read the letter.