WASHINGTON, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, vehemently opposes President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of U.S. Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III from Alabama to be the next United States Attorney General. The Department of Justice and the important position of Attorney General are essential to the enforcement of our nation’s most critical laws, while also possessing the incredible responsibility to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including people of color and LGBTQ people. Because of his longstanding career in public service as a U.S. Attorney and Senator, where he has demonstrated an unwillingness to protect the rights of minorities and consistently made alarming statements that contradict our nation’s bedrock principles of liberty and equality, NBJC wholeheartedly opposes the nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General.
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