Dear MoveOn member,
He supported Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.1
He said grabbing women by the genitals doesn't qualify as sexual assault.2
He praised a racist 1924 immigration law aimed at stopping Jews, Africans, and Asians from coming to the U.S.3
And in 1986, he was rejected by a Republican Senate as too racist to be a federal judge, after it was reported that he'd used the N-word in court, praised the KKK, and accused the NAACP of being an "un-American" group trying to force civil rights "down the throats of people."4
This is NOT a man that Americans can trust to serve as the top law enforcement official in the land. Will you chip in $3 to help stop him?
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on Sessions' nomination.
Among those testifying against him will be civil rights movement icon and Representative John Lewis, who helped lead the 1963 March on Washington and was viciously beaten by an angry mob during the Freedom Rides and by police, while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday.
John Lewis knows what it means to be abandoned by a racially biased U.S. Justice Department. We can't let Jeff Sessions take us back to that time.
To fight back, we're helping organize actions at Senate offices, opposing the bigoted and corrupt nominees of Trump’s Swamp Cabinet. MoveOn already produced an online ad with civil rights, immigration, and LGBTQ leaders talking about what’s at stake and why we need a Justice Department that all Americans can trust to be fair and just—and now we'll continue to produce more social media content highlighting the leaders who are standing up to Sessions at his confirmation hearings and exposing the truth about the kind of attorney general he would be. And MoveOn members are organizing hundreds of community meetings to make plans at a local level for resisting Trump's nominees, including Sessions, and Trump's other policies.
With your help, we can get the word out and keep the pressure on senators to not just rubber-stamp Trump's awful pick for attorney general—or the billionaires, corporate shills, and xenophobes that he's tapped for other key government positions.
Will you chip in $3 to help stop Jeff Sessions and Trump's other awful nominees?
Thanks for all you do.
–Jamiah, Stephen, Nick, Ann, and the rest of the team
1. "Jeff Sessions, Defender of the Muslim Ban, Is Trump's Pick for Attorney General," Slate, November 18, 2016
2. "Jeff Sessions: Behavior Described by Trump in 'Grab Them by the P---y' Tape Isn't Sexual Assault," The Weekly Standard, October 10, 2016
3. "Jeff Sessions's Unqualified Praise for a 1924 Immigration Law," The Atlantic, January 10, 2017
4. "Sessions dogged by old allegations of racism," CNN, November 17, 2016
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