Sessions is Latest Dangerous Addition to Trump Administration

For Immediate Release: Nov. 18, 2016
Contact: Ricardo A. Ramírez, rramirez@advancementproject.org, 202-728-9557

 

Sessions is Latest Dangerous Addition to Trump Administration

Washington – Today it was reported that President-elect Donald Trump is offering the post of United States attorney general to Sen. Jeff Sessions. Advancement Project, a national, multi-racial civil rights organization, released the following statement:

“Picking someone with a documented history of racism and who has gone after voter registration groups to run the country’s highest law enforcement entity is disgraceful, unacceptable, and must be wholly condemned,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project’s national office. “During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ people, among others. Offering Jeff Sessions the post of attorney general is how Trump comes through in his promise – we are witnessing how words morph into policies and practices that harm people of color. We will not be silent as government structures are turned into entities that can inflict damage on our communities, and we call on everyone to denounce this as unacceptable.”

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Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization. Founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1999, Advancement Project was created to develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns that produced the landmark civil rights victories of earlier eras.