NAACP President Brooks Arrested Protesting Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

Friday, January 6, 2017

The NAACP took the fight against Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions to his office on Tuesday, January 3rd with an act of civil disobedience leading to his arrest. NAACP President and CEO and Democracy Initiative Board Member Cornell William Brooks led the occupation of Sessions’ Mobile, Alabama office saying he and five other NAACP members would leave either under arrest or after Sessions had withdrawn his name for consideration.

Jeff Sessions, whose district court nomination was rejected in the ‘80s due to racist remarks, praised the gutting of the Voting Rights Act and has worked against immigration, women’s equality, and money-in-politics reform.The protest ended Tuesday evening with the arrests of President Brooks and five other members of the NAACP, but the fight continues as confirmation hearings begin on January 10th.