Rev. Sharpton Urges Lawmakers to Oppose Trump’s A.G. & Education Nominees

Rev. Al Sharpton (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Washington, DC) – National Action Network (NAN), led by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton continues to urge Senate Democrats and moderate Republicans to oppose the confirmations of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General and Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

From the beginning, NAN has not been satisfied with the stances of Senator Sessions on voting rights and criminal justice reform even after meeting with him. Betsy DeVos has a weak record of inclusiveness, diversity, and support for students’ civil rights. Both display a lack of commitment to protect and enforce federal laws on behalf of all Americans.

We’ve amplified our concerns of Sessions and DeVos at our We Shall Not Be Moved March and Rally where thousands marched in rigid icy freezing temperatures on January 14th of this year. In addition, Reverend Sharpton spoke to hundreds during a rally in Sessions home state of Alabama.

National Action Network will continue to mobilize and organize our members and chapters in the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the behalf of marginalized communities across the county.

(Source: National Action Network)


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