Pres & Exec Dir, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law @LawyersComm, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Nominee
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Sep 4, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: Tonight national racial justice organizations call for Senate Judiciary to delay or keep open #Kavanaugh hearings after White House’s unprecedented decision to block more than 100K of his documents.
Americans deserve to see Kavanaugh’s complete record. @LawyersComm
Burck has taken the unprecedented move of claiming executive privilege over more than 100K+ documents from the Bush era. The White House is intentionally denying the Senate access to docs NEEDED to review #Kavanaugh's record. This defies the constitution. dailyfreeman.com/general-news/2…
Aug 19, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: We’re taking action against Randolph County, Georgia over its discriminatory decision to shutter polling sites.
This is nothing more than a racially motivated, voter suppression scheme that aims to lock Black voters out of a historic election cycle. @LawyersComm
We represent the core grassroots organizations on the ground in Georgia including the @NewGAProject@NAACPGA@gapeoplesagenda. Together, we have long been fighting dirty voter suppression tactics targeting Black voters across Georgia.
From 2003 to 2005, Gina Haspel led a top-secret #CIA program that subjected suspects to savage interrogation tactics incl. sleep deprivation, squeezing them into coffins, and waterboarding. newyorker.com/news/news-desk…
Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of terrorism suspects and took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations at a secret prison in Thailand. nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/…
Nov 22, 2017 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
BREAKING: We are taking action to stop the Public Interest Legal Foundation's attempt to promote a national voter purge campaign in 248 jurisdictions across the country. @lawyerscommlawyerscommittee.org/press-release/…2/ This fall, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sent letters seeking to bully 248 jurisdictions into instituting purge programs. Purge programs are another dirty tactic used to suppress the rights of voters. Today we are taking action to fight back.