Excerpt By: CommonCauseNC. Written By: Bryan Warner.
Common Cause members in North Carolina joined with activists in a dozen states on Tuesday in delivering petitions urging their respective U.S. senators to vote against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as U.S. Attorney General.
The Common Cause NC members delivered the petition signed by almost 10,000 North Carolina citizens to Sen. Thom Tillis’ office in downtown Raleigh.
For decades, Sessions has been an outspoken critic of the Voting Rights Act, one of the nation’s most crucial pieces of civil and voting rights legislation, which paved the way for an inclusive democracy. As Attorney General, Sessions would be charged with deciding how and when to enforce the Voting Rights Act, which he has repeatedly condemned as an “intrusive piece of legislation.”