Tomorrow afternoon, Iowa CCI put out the call to send a message Senator Charles Grassley that Senator Jeff Sessions is heavily opposed for the role of Attorney General of the United States. Republicans and Democrats alike have raised questions as to if Sessions would be able to dutifully defend the rights of all Americans equally, pointing to a long history of racist and homophobic statements and actions during his time working within the federal government.
Also joining the rally will be national NAACP President Cornell Brooks, who blasted Sessions in testimony before Grassley’s Senate Judiciary committee. And, last week he was one of six NAACP members who risked arrest at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Alabama office.
Information regarding the event can be found below:
Join us for a critical moment of Trump resistance in Des Moines this Friday.
We’ll pack Sen. Grassley’s office to demand he stop fast-tracking Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant nomination for U.S. Attorney General and oppose Jeff Sessions’ nomination outright.
As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he controls who comes up for a vote. He’s been the Republican’s chief obstructionist, refusing to hold a hearing for the appointment of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, and blocked the appointment of one hundred judges throughout the last four years.
>>But now, Grassley is laying out the red carpet for Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States.
Sen. Jeff Sessions
is unfit to serve as the head of our Justice Department. Our U.S. Attorney General is charged with enforcing our nation’s laws without prejudice and a commitment to justice; and be an advocate for all people.
But Sessions has:
• a 30-year record of racial insensitivity, bias against immigrants and the LGBTQs, disregard for the rule of law, and hostility towards the protection of civil rights
• waged an infamous prosecution against civil rights activists in the 1980s on phony charges of voter fraud
• is a staunch opponent of the Voting Rights Act
This is part of a national call to action. Last Tuesday, six NAACP members were arrested and removed from Sessions’ Alabama office.
Will you stand with us Friday?
A strong turnout will put pressure on Grassley, show strong opposition to Trump in Iowa, and garner state and national press for this critical issue.
When: Friday, January 13 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Meet at the Iowa CCI Action HQ at 11:00 a.m. for a prep session. We’ll head to Grassley’s office together for a powerful speak-out action.
Take action NOW! RSVP on Facebook and here: http://bit.ly/2ibGzVg