PRESENTE ACTION: “WE’LL HAVE TO RENAME THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THE DEPARTMENT OF RACISM!"
LATINX CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP (PRESENTE.ORG) DEMANDS THAT THE SENATE REJECT JEFF SESSIONS AS ATTORNEY GENERAL
Nov. 18, 2016
Statement from Presente Action’s Executive Director, Matt Nelson:
"This is horrible and must be stopped by the Senate. Sessions is a seasoned White Supremacist with a fetish for the KKK. White Supremacy is the political and societal agenda he will push as AG, if confirmed, and we'll have to rename the Department of Justice.
"It’s a terrifying day for American politics. President-elect Trump’s choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general makes it perfectly clear: we are under attack. Sessions hasn’t just opposed nearly every immigration bill or attempt at reform, he wanted a wall before Trump did and he traffics in hate speech and racist rhetoric.
"This is a man who is anti-choice and doesn’t believe women have the right to make their own medical decisions. This is a man who doesn’t believe that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters have the right to marry who they love.
"A man with a record like this cannot be in charge of anything with the word “justice” in it. Now, more than ever, we must resist. We must change the culture that allowed Trump and Trumpism to rise to power. The stakes have never been higher. We have work to do and we need to be powerful enough to organize and refuse to support Trump’s regime and its heinous agenda."
See our campaign here: TrumpStrike.org
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