Take Action: Tell the Senate to Confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | February 24, 2015 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) strongly supports confirming Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General. Loretta Lynch has devoted her career to protecting the civil and human rights of all people, including Arab-Americans. Her strong experience and vast support are undeniable, and she would make history as the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general.
Urgent: Vote Expected Thursday
Call your Senators at (202-224-3121) and urge them to confirm civil and human rights champion Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General.
A vote on Loretta Lynch is expected in the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday, February 26. Unfortunately, some Senators are making Loretta Lynch’s confirmation a “proxy war” over President Obama’s executive action on immigration. We must push Senators to support this distinguished nominee in committee, and the soon-to-follow vote by the full U.S. Senate.
U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch is highly qualified to be the next Attorney General. She has prosecuted vicious hate crimes, ensured accountability for police brutality, fought human trafficking, battled public corruption, and pursued equal opportunity to prevent hiring discrimination. Click here to learn more about Loretta Lynch and view the letter that ADC and more than 200 national organizations signed in support of her confirmation.
Commitment to prosecuting hate crimes:
With religious and racially motivated hate crimes on the rise, and particularly hate crimes motivated by Islamophobia, it is critical that we have an Attorney General who will make investigating and prosecuting hate crimes a priority.
In her current position as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), Ms. Lynch has demonstrated a commitment to fighting religious and racial hate crimes. In 2012, the Ms. Lynch prosecuted racially and religiously motivated fire-bombings of a mosque and a Hindu temple in Queens.
Ms. Lynch stated, “[h]ate crimes offend the very principles upon which this country was founded, and those who engage in such conduct will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
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