January 10, 2017

Our show this Tuesday, January 10th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ET, will discuss two vital topics, the opposition fight to the Sessions Nomination and the Farewell Speech that President Obama will give in Chicago that evening. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Jefferson B. Sessions to be the 84th Attorney General of the United States will be held on January 10-11th. The Transformative Justice Coalition is opposed to the Sessions nomination and will deliver an opposition petition to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on both Monday, January 9th and at the close of the hearing record. Be sure to sign the petition at www.tjcoalition.org. We will also hear from our guests about what they expect President Obama to say in his Farewell Address in Chicago that night.

Tuesday’s show will continue our dialogue from last week about the unfitness of Sen. Jeff Sessions to the Attorney General who is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the United States, the President’s lawyer, the leader of the Department of Justice and the Supervisor of the Director of the FBI. A major responsibility of the Attorney General is to enforce our nation’s civil rights and voting rights laws. Sen. Sessions’ record makes it clear that his hostility to civil rights and voting rights makes him unfit for this critical position.

During the show, we will hear directly from advocates who will be attending the Sessions hearing.
Senator Jeff Sessions is deemed unqualified for the position of Attorney General because of his many adverse civil rights positions including statements supporting the gutting of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 by the Supreme Court of the United States; the unjustified persecution/prosecution of three Black civil rights workers, the Perry 3, in Alabama while he was US Attorney; his shallow litigation record; opposition to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women’s Act; his anti-LGBTQIA positions; his opposition to disability rights; hostility to immigrant rights; statements denigrating the NAACP and ACLU; adverse positions on civil assets forfeitures and other anti-civil rights positions.

NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks, who was arrested last week for a sit-in protest at Sessions’ Alabama office, will be speaking on behalf of the civil rights community at the hearing. Already a number of Senators have announced either opposition or concerns about the Sessions nomination. Nevertheless, he is part of the “old boys network” in the Senate, enjoys the support of police unions and with the Republican party closing ranks in support of the Trump Administration nominees, this will be a hard battle to defeat his confirmation.

During the show, we will discuss the Obama Administration accomplishments and unfinished agenda. What positions will he stake out in his Farewell Address? How much will he take on PEOTUS Trump’s agenda to undo his policies, especially the Affordable Care Act? Will he indicate whether he will be an active opponent? What will he share about his future plans?

This is a show that you don’t want to miss!

Be sure to listen live on Tuesday, January 10th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ET, in the DC Metro Region at WOL 1450 AM and worldwide on the internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.

We invite our audience to call in with questions at 800-450-7876.

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Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill, a feminist attorney, professor and activist for social justice, was elected president of NOW in June 2009. She is also president of the […]