Call to Action – Jeff Sessions

The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed their vote on Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States, and it will now be held on January 31, 2017.

If your Senator is on the committee, please call them and ask them to vote no.

Republican Members

Grassley, Chuck (IA) , Chairman
Hatch, Orrin G. (UT)
Graham, Lindsey (SC)
Cornyn, John (TX)
Lee, Mike (UT)
Cruz, Ted (TX)
Sasse, Ben (NE)
Flake, Jeff (AZ)
Crapo, Mike (ID)
Tillis, Thom (NC)
Kennedy, John (LA)

Democrat Members

Feinstein, Dianne (CA), Ranking Member
Leahy, Patrick J. (VT)
Durbin, Richard J. (IL)
Whitehouse, Sheldon (RI)
Klobuchar, Amy (MN)
Franken, Al (MN)
Coons, Christopher A. (DE)
Blumenthal, Richard (CT)
Hirono, Mazie K. (HI)

After the committee vote (regardless of outcome), the nominee is then voted on by the full Senate. Only once since 1945 has the Senate confirmed a position that was deemed unfavorable by the committee.

Call the committee members.

Call your Senators.

Do not allow Jeff Sessions to be confirmed as United States Attorney General.

A sample script has been made available by The 65:

I’m <______>, a constituent. I want <Senator ______> to vote AGAINST Jeff Session’s confirmation. The Attorney General must make sure that our laws apply equally to ALL Americans, and Session’s record shows he’s not up to the task. In addition to the accusations of racism that resulted in his rejection for federal judgeship, he has a long history of civil and human rights opposition. He has staunchly opposed immigration reform, the Voting Rights Act, and efforts to address pay equity for women. In addition, he supported a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, voted against expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation, and criticized a federal law that protects disabled children in the classroom. Jeff Session’s values are in direct opposition to an America that upholds liberty and justice for all. I expect <Senator ______> to reject Session’s confirmation, and I’ll be paying close attention to the vote.

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