The people’s lawyer? I don’t think so.
Confirmation hearings have begun for Sen. Jeff Sessions to become the United States Attorney General. The Attorney General is known as the “people’s lawyer” who defends Americans who are being denied their constitutional rights.
- As a Senator, Jeff Sessions voted on several LGBT issues: he voted to ban same-sex marriage, voted against same-sex spouses receiving social security, voted against allowing LGBT people to serve openly in the military, and opposed expanding the definition of hate crimes to extend to LGBT people. (1)
- When he was nominated to be a federal judge, he lost the nomination because he was quoted as saying that the ACLU and NAACP are “un-american” for “trying to force civil rights down the throats of people.” (2)
- And, he voted against the Violence Against Women Act. (3)
And those are just a few examples of where he stands when it comes to protecting people’s rights. We must do everything we can to stop this nomination from going through. We must be heard.
Call Pennsylvania’s US Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey today and tell them to oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
Here is a quick message that you can leave for your Senators:
Hi, my name is YOUR NAME and I am calling to ask my Senator to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
Jeff Sessions has clear record of opposing LGBT people’s rights, the rights of people of color, and women’s rights. He will not be the “people’s attorney.” Please vote against his nomination.
Then let them know your full name and the town you are from in Pennsylvania.
It only takes a minute or two to call, and your calls can make a difference.
1. "No LGBT Ally Would Appoint This Cabinet." The Advocate. December 12, 2016. http://www.advocate.com/
politics/2016/12/05/no-lgbt- ally-would-appoint-cabinet 2. "What to Watch: Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing." Matt Apuzzo and Eric Lichtblau. The New York Times. January 10, 2017. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/ 01/10/us/politics/trump- confirmation-hearings.html?_r= 0 3. "Why Sen. Jeff Sessions’ record in Alabama could complicate his confirmation." Gretchen Frazee. PBS Newshour. January 9, 2017. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/ updates/sessions-record-u-s- attorney-ag-alabama/