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NAACP Holds Sit-In At AG Nominee Jeff Sessions Office: We Won’t Leave Until He Is Arrested Or He Withdraws

 

AL.com reports:

The president of the NAACP and the head of the group’s Mobile branch are occupying the Alabama senator’s Mobile office until he withdraws from consideration as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general or the group gets arrested. The protest at Sessions’ Mobile Senate office was among several demonstrations held statewide against Sessions’ nomination.

Sessions was the U.S. attorney in Mobile in the mid-1980s when then-President Ronald Reagan nominated him for a federal judgeship. But the nomination failed amid allegations that Sessions made racist remarks toward a colleague, said the Ku Klux Klan was “O.K.” until he learned that members smoked marijuana and that he called the NAACP and liberal organizations “un-American” and “communist-inspired.”

“As a matter of conscience, the NAACP has chosen not to remain silent on this critical matter,” Birmingham NAACP head Hezekiah Johnson said outside Sessions’ Senate office in Birmingham. “Our main concern is centered around the reality of voter suppression. We have found no evidence of his ability, past or present, to be impartial and unbiased as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, especially in the areas of civil rights, voting rights and equal protection under the law.”

 

The sit-in is being live-steamed on the groups FACEBOOK PAGE.  Head on over and leave a post of support.

Day Of Disobedience Part Duex – LGBT Activist Activists Target Pelosi With Sit-In Over ENDA – – 8 Arrested In Washington D.C.

In whats shaping up to be the most REAL Gay Rights Activism day in recent history.  LGBT Activists from GetEQUAL in San Francisco and Washington D.C. staged sit-ins at Nancy Pelosi’s offices in San Francisco and Washington D.C. to draw attention to the need for the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

As of 8:00 PM EST eight protesters have been arrested in Pelosi’s Washington office after a standoff with D,C. Police in which the “EDNA 8” locked themselves in. 

The activists and GetEQUAL members have beem live-tweetings from the sit-ins at hashtag #getenda.  Also there has been more information about Dan Choi and Jim Pietrangelo are being held at the District Central Cell Block without bail and will be arraigned tomoirrow morning – 500 Indiana Avenue – Northwest