CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER REV. AL SHARPTON TO ATTEND HEARING FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE JEFF SESSIONS ON TUESDAY & MEET WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ALONG WITH OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS—
For Immediate Release
January 9, 2017
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER REV. AL SHARPTON TO ATTEND HEARING FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE JEFF SESSIONS ON TUESDAY & MEET WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ALONG WITH OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
Calling Sessions unfit to the head the Justice Department, Rev. Sharpton will join other civil rights leaders to protest the hearings and demand that elected officials reject his nomination, as well as question them for not delaying the hearings. He will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to demand action against Sessions.
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m.
WHO: Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network
WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building 325
According to Rev. Al Sharpton: “A Sessions-led Justice Department will be a nightmare that the United States can’t wake up from and lead to an era of civil disobedience. This rushed hearing is an insult to the American people and an affront to democracy.”
About National Action Network
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.