The nomination of Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States is a matter of utmost importance to the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee given our historic commitment to promote and protect civil rights under the law. Senator Sessions’ record demonstrates a hostility to civil rights enforcement that is inconsistent with the Justice Department’s historic role in prohibiting discrimination and upholding the civil and constitutional rights of all people in this country.
This letter, issued by the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, provides more details about Senator Sessions’ record in areas that include voting rights, police accountability, and hate crimes. We join the national Lawyers’ Committee in opposing this nomination.
Over the past 50 years, we have seen significant progress in our nation to deliver on the promise of equal justice for all under the law. But the challenges of unlawful discrimination remain, and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee remains fiercely vigilant in its commitment to complete the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and advance racial equity and economic opportunity for all.
Please make your voice heard today by contacting your Senator and urging him or her to oppose this critical nomination.