Action Alert from CCI:
If you can’t make it to Des Moines Friday, call Senator Grassley’s office. Washington, D.C. (202) 224-3744;Cedar Rapids (319) 363-6832; Council Bluffs (712) 322-7103; Davenport (563) 322-4331; Des Moines (515) 288-1145; Sioux City (712) 233-1860; Waterloo (319) 232-6657
What: We’ll pack Sen. Grassley’s office to demand he stop fast-tracking Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant nomination for U.S. Attorney General and oppose Jeff Sessions’ nomination outright.
Why Grassley? As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he controls who comes up for a vote. He’s been the Republican’s chief obstructionist, refusing to hold a hearing for the appointment of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, and blocked the appointment of one hundred judges throughout the last four years.
But now, Grassley is laying out the red carpet for Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States.
Sen. Jeff Sessions is unfit to serve as the head of our Justice Department. Our U.S. Attorney General is charged with enforcing our nation’s laws without prejudice and a commitment to justice; and be an advocate for all people.
But Sessions has:
- a 30-year record of racial insensitivity, bias against immigrants and the LGBTQs, disregard for the rule of law, and hostility towards the protection of civil rights
- waged an infamous prosecution against civil rights activists in the 1980s on phony charges of voter fraud
- is a staunch opponent of the Voting Rights Act
We need to hold Grassley accountable. We need to demand he stop fast tracking Sessions’ appointment and oppose Sessions as Attorney General nominee.
This is part of a national call to action. Last Tuesday, six NAACP members were arrested and removed from Sessions’ Alabama office.
A strong turnout will put pressure on Grassley, show strong opposition to Trump in Iowa, and garner state and national press for this critical issue.
When: Friday, January 13 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Meet at the Iowa CCI Action HQ at 11:00 a.m. for a prep session. We’ll head to Grassley’s office together for a powerful speak-out action.
See you Friday! RSVP here.
Bridget Fagan-Reidburn and CCI Action Staff