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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Opposes the Confirmation of Senator Sessions as United States Attorney General

Press Release
Washington
RaeAnn Roca Pickett Phone: 202-621-1409 Email: raeann@latinainstitute.org

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate confirmed Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States Attorney General. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) finds him unfit to occupy the position of highest ranking law enforcement official in the country, and opposes his confirmation. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

“The confirmation of Sen. Sessions is of incredible concern for people of color, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ individuals. Sessions holds a 30-year record of white supremacy, anti-immigrant policies, anti-choice extremism, and opposition towards the rights of the LGBTQ community. For 20 years, Sessions has consistently opposed reproductive health, rights and justice, voting over 86 times against these issues. Sen. Sessions’ track record only proves that he is a direct threat to our fundamental human rights in his new role as Attorney General. Our country deserves an Attorney General who is committed to protecting and advocating for the rights of all—not a privileged few.”

For more information on NLIRH’s fight for health, dignity and justice, visit us at latinainstitute.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NLIRH.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 28 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.