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Action Alert: Call Your Senator to Oppose Sessions

Now that DeVos has been confirmed by the Senate, we must turn our attention to the Sessions nomination. Please take action to ensure that he is not confirmed!

The Senate has moved a step closer to confirming Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of Attorney General, a role that would put him at the head of the Department of Justice. In a 53 to 42 vote, the Senate voted to start debate on Sessions’ confirmation.

NCIL has serious concerns about Sessions’ potential leadership of the Department of Justice, as outlined in a previous alert. We need YOU to contact your Senators and keep up the pressure to oppose Sessions as Attorney General! The best way to contact your Senator is by phone: call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and asked to be connected to your Senator. If their line is busy, don’t give up! Keep calling back, and reach out to their office in other ways, including via email, their Facebook page, and Twitter. Use the hashtag #StopSessions.

We urge you to contact all of your Senators on this important vote, especially Republican Senators. However, the following Senators could potentially be convinced to change their votes, and so it is of critical importance that members in these states contact their Senators.

  • Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
  • Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
  • Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Dean Heller (R-NV)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • Bob Corker (R-TN)
  • Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

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