Tell the Senate: Don't Vote on Jeff Sessions Until the Muslim Ban Is Repealed
Over the weekend refugees and migrants were detained across the country and denied access to lawyers while tens of thousands of people rallied at airports and the White House and called for an end to Trump's Muslim ban.
Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for attorney general, was reportedly involved in drafting the executive order that blocked immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and suspended the U.S. refugee program.1
Hostility toward people of color, women, immigrants and the LGBTQ community have been a central theme of Sessions' long, disgraceful Senate career. As attorney general he would also be in a position to increase mass surveillance, target whistleblowers and the journalists they talk to, sign off on dangerous corporate mergers, and decide whether to prosecute law enforcement for civil rights violations.
He shouldn't be allowed to rise any further within the ranks of our federal government.
Tell your senators: Don't vote on Jeff Sessions until the Muslim ban is repealed.
1. "ACLU: Delay Sessions Confirmation Vote Until 'Muslim Ban' Is Stopped," Washington Post, Jan. 30, 2017: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/30/aclu-delay-sessions-confirmation-vote-until-muslim-ban-is-stopped/?utm_term=.c7a4ccec5f87
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