Tell Your Senator to Oppose Jeff Sessions as AG: Call to Action

Senate confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the office of attorney general begin on January 10, 2017.

The Senate refused to confirm Sessions for a federal judgeship in 1986 due to racist comments, jokes about supporting the KKK and calling a white civil rights attorney a “disgrace to his race.”

Since 1986, Sessions’s record has not changed. In the last three decades, Sessions has sided against the 1965 Voting Rights Act, criminal-justice reform and immigration reform. He also supports Trump’s Muslim ban, gave his professional legal opinion that “grabbing a woman by the p**y” is not sexual assault, and is a strong opponent of marriage equality and LGBT rights. He is also a climate change denier.

Senator Sessions must not be confirmed as attorney general and we have the power to stop him.

Call to action

 

1. Call your Senator

Find your senator and telephone # here: https://www.callmycongress.com/

Script:

My name is    (FIRST AND LAST NAME) a constituent from    (CITY AND STATE)

I am calling to voice my strong opposition to Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general of the United States. Senator Sessions has a clear record of supporting racist, sexist, anti-LGBT, anti-environment, and anti-immigrant policies. He opposes voting rights and criminal-justice reform, as well as marriage equality. I am asking Senator  (NAME OF SENATOR) to vote against Sen. Sessions at his confirmation hearing. Americans deserve an attorney general who will fight for all of us and we deserve better. I will be watching the vote closely.

 

2. Follow up with an email

You can find email contact forms for your senator here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Script:

This email is a follow-up to my call from (DATE & TIME).

My name is    (FIRST AND LAST NAME) a constituent from    (CITY AND STATE)

I am writing to voice my strong opposition to Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general of the United States. Senator Sessions has a clear record of supporting racist, sexist, anti-LGBT, anti-environment, and anti-immigrant policies. He opposes voting rights and criminal-justice reform, as well as marriage equality. I am asking Senator  (NAME OF SENATOR) to vote against Sen. Sessions at his confirmation hearing. Americans deserve an attorney general who will fight for all of us and we deserve better. I will be watching the vote closely.

Thank you,

(YOUR NAME)

3. Use social Media

Find your senator’s Twitter handle here: https://www.callmycongress.com/

Tweet suggestions:

 

Sessions is racist, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, & denies #climatechange. Oppose Jeff Sessions for AG. We deserve better, (YOUR SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE)

 

Sen. Sessions is not fit to enforce our civil rights laws. Oppose Jeff Sessions for AG. We deserve better, (YOUR SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE) #StopSessions

 

Jeff Sessions opposed marriage equality. Oppose Jeff Sessions for AG. We deserve better, (YOUR SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE) #StopSessions

 

Jeff Sessions said that grabbing a woman by the p**y is NOT sexual assault. Women deserve better, (YOUR SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE) VOTE NO

#StopSessions

4. Deliver a letter to your senator’s local and/or DC office

Print out the email above, sign your name, and address it to your senator.

You can find DC office addresses here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

You can find your senator’s local office on their official webpage, which you can find through a Google search.

Below is Indivisible Guide’s suggestion for in-office visits:

Tell Your Senator to Vote NO to Confirm Jeff Sessions as AG: Call to Action
Indivisible Guide

 

Featured image: Gage Skidmore, Flickr Creative Commons

Image courtesy of Indivisible Guide

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