Statewide Protests at Five Offices Across State Scheduled for January 3, 2017
MOBILE, AL—NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will join with local Alabama chapters of the NAACP for a statewide protest of the nomination of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III for U.S. Attorney General.
Alabamians Against Sessions for Attorney General will include five protests at the five Alabama offices of Sessions,
“As a matter of conscience and conviction, we can neither be mute nor mumble our opposition to Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions becoming Attorney General of the United States. Senator
President Brooks will be joined at a January 3 press conference and protest at Sessions' office in Mobile by Alabama State Conference President Benard Simelton and Mobile Branch President Lizetta McConnell.
“Despite 30 years of our nation moving forward on inclusion and against hate, Jeff Sessions has failed to change his ways,” said Alabama State Conference President Benard Simelton. “He’s been a threat to desegregation and the Voting Rights Act and remains
The press conference featuring NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, Alabama State Conference President Benard Simelton and Mobile (AL) Branch President Lizetta McConnell, will take place in Mobile: on
“Some of us in Alabama recall, Senator Sessions saying he liked the Klan,” said Mobile Branch President Lizetta McConnell. “He said it was a joke, but saying something like that while discussing a case where the Klan murdered a young black man says a lot about a person. We need someone who realizes that attorney general has to
Local members of the NAACP will hold multiple Press Conferences around the state on January 3 at four of Sessions' district offices:
- 200 Clinton Avenue West #802, Huntsville, Al 35801
- Vance Federal Building, 1800 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, Al 35203
- 100 West Troy Street #302, Dothan, Al 36303
- 7550 Halcyon Summit Drive #150,
Montgomery, Al 36117
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