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NASW Opposes Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Next U.S. Attorney General

Friday, January 6, 2017  
Posted by: Deanna Gabelein
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NASW STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes Senate confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General over deep concerns that during his tenure the United States could lose ground on important advances made during the past 50 years in civil and human rights.

NASW for more than 60 years has advocated for social justice and civil rights legislation and policies that move our nation toward being a more just and fair society.

Sessions’ record, over the course of his career as a state prosecutor and federal legislator, is troubling to civil and human rights advocates. He has a record of opposing legislation and national policies that protect the civil and human rights of people of color, women, and people who are LGBTQ.

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