Sen. Jeff Sessions - for U.S. Attorney General
Senate Judiciary Committee - Tues., Jan. 10 and Wed., Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Call: (202) 224-3841 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member member or other Democratic committee member
Suggested script: “I’m calling to ask Senator Feinstein and members of the Judiciary Committee to oppose the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. Sen. Sessions has a long history of opposing civil rights. His belligerence toward African-Americans, including his failed 1985 prosecution of three Alabama civil rights workers on trumped up voter fraud charges, mean I cannot trust him to protect our civil rights. I am distressed by his nomination and ask you not confirm his appointment.
Rex Tillerson - U.S. Secretary of State
Foreign Relations Committee - Wed., Jan. 11 at 9:15 a.m.
Call: (202) 224-4651 - Sen. Bob Corker, Chairman; Ranking Member, Ben Cardin
Suggested script: “I’m calling to ask members of the Foreign Relations Committee to oppose the confirmation of Rex Tillerson for U.S. Secretary of State.
“Mr. Tillerson has no public service or American international diplomacy experience. But more alarming are his longstanding business ties to Russia.
“While head of Exxon, Mr. Tillerson negotiated a $500 billion oil and gas drilling deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The U.S. halted this deal when it imposed sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Crimea. Given the U.S. President-elect’s significant financial interests in Russia, and his strongly stated desire to be friendly with Russia despite undisputed evidence of Russia’s cyberattacks on the U.S., it is likely that, if confirmed, Mr. Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State would work to lift these sanctions against Russia.
“If confirmed as Secretary of State, Mr. Tillerson would have free rein to use his office to further enrich his business partner network (which he’ll return to once his service ends), and almost certainly tilt United States foreign policy in favor of it foreign adversary or adversaries.
“We cannot afford to let this happen. Please oppose Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.”