On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-AL) to be the 84th Attorney General of the United States. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Senator Sessions would assume the new office after President-elect Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017.
As Attorney General, Senator Sessions would have great influence over many policy areas of key importance to the Reform Movement, including civil rights, religious freedom, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality and immigration. His extensive record in public life has been one of insufficient commitment to the advancement of these issues.
Reform Jews have been steadfast advocates for civil rights and equal protection for all people for over 50 years. Senator Sessions’ record and his testimony at his confirmation hearing indicates that, as Attorney General, he would stand in the way of the Justice Department’s mandate to enforce crucial laws that our Movement has advocated for.
Urge your senators to oppose Senator Sessions’ nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney General.