Just received this information two seconds ago and thought you should be aware that Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders and activists will be meeting with Jeff Sessions, the ersatz Attorney General on Tuesday, March 7.
|Rev. Al Sharpton - NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK|
Given the track record of the T-rump appointee, I think we should all make it known that we are supporting the committee in their efforts to send a clear message that the rights of Black Americans will not be compromised or violated under the current regime - and that we are prepared to back them should it continue to be placed on the sacrificial alter of political pandering.
I would also like to recommend that the latest effort to legalize open carry of guns in the streets and cities of this nation be rescinded.
We will of course be monitoring the meeting and the results, and forward any updates to you as soon as they are available.
REV. SHARPTON ALONG WITH OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO MEET WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS ON TUES MARCH 7 IN WASHINGTON, DC
Rev. Sharpton along with Civil Rights Organization Leaders to Meet To Discuss Key Issues Impacting Civil Rights
Monday, March 6, 2017 (New York, NY)—Civil Rights leader and National Action Network (NAN) President and founder Rev. Al Sharpton will meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 along with other leading civil rights group principals.
Attending the meeting along with Rev. Al Sharpton will be Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network, Sherilynn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Kristen Clarke, President of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Among the issues that will be discussed are the DOJ and the Voter ID law currently in the courts in Texas. Last week, the DOJ announced it will withdraw from the position that Texas lawmakers purposefully discriminated against voters of color by passing the nation’s strictest voter identification law in 2011. The laws were found to be discriminatory in the previous administration under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Attorney General Sessions has supported the gutting of the Voting Rights Act., and Rev. Sharpton and NAN will state that voting rights should not be in any way compromised. They will also discuss criminal justice reform and specific issues that are before Congress, including the federal indictment of the policeman that killed Walter Scott by shooting him in the back, and the status of the investigation of the Eric Garner chokehold case. The National Action Network will make clear that the Justice Department must move forward in exploring both instances and take a firm stance on other issues of discrimination as well.
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