Stop Jeff Sessions from becoming Attorney General. He would be disastrous for civil rights
Donald Trump announced that he will appoint Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, or the top law enforcement agent in the country.This is outrageous, and would be disastrous for all civil rights. Sessions is a racist, homophobic, misogynist xenophobe. He cannot lead the department that safeguards the rights and liberties of people in the U.S.Sessions was rejected by Republicans for a federal judgeship in the 80s, because he was too racist. He has used the n-word, called civil rights groups like the NAACP un-American, and joked about liking the KKK, among many other racist remarks. As a Senator, he has fought all paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. He has defended Trump's idea to ban Muslim immigrants.Sessions is a danger to women and LGBTQ people. His actions as Alabama Attorney General to ban Gay-Straight Alliances on Alabama college campuses were ruled First Amendment violations. He voted against the Matthew Shepard Act, which added to the federal definition of hate crimes to include violent acts based on sexual orientation and gender identity. He voted against the Violence Against Women Act. He is also an outspoken opponent of women's abortion rights.