Release Protestors Fighting Racist Presidential Cabinet Nomination

Target: James Barber, Chief of Police in Mobile, Alabama

Goal: Release the NAACP officials and protestors who were arrested for a peaceful sit-in to protest the nomination of racist Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) officials and supporters were arrested for occupying the office of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to protest his nomination for U.S. Attorney General. These people should not be in jail for peacefully sitting in to protest the nomination of a man who has actively fought against civil rights and racial justice. Demand these protestors be released from jail immediately.

Earlier this month, a group of NAACP protestors, including NAACP President Cornell W. Brooks, was arrested for occupying the office of Senator Sessions. Just as all trespassing charges against this group were dropped, 30 more protestors have been arrested for this second planned sit-in.

Throughout his career, Senator Sessions has worked to suppress black voters in Alabama, to keep black judges off of the Alabama Supreme Court, fought against reforming the death penalty, which disproportionately affects inmates of color, and has supported “chain gangs,” where groups of prisoners are chained together to perform physical labor as punishment.

This man is not fit to be U.S. Attorney General and these people should not be arrested for protesting his nomination. Demand these protestors be released immediately.


Dear Mr. Barber,

A group of NAACP protestors was arrested once again for a peaceful sit-in to protest the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General. These protestors are standing up against a known racist and bigot who has fought against civil and racial justice for his entire life.

These people must be allowed to protest without prosecution. I demand you release them from jail immediately.


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  1. NOTE to Alabama authorities: PROTEST is still legal in this country, as long as property is not damaged and no one is hurt.

    Try reading up on the Constitution of the U.S.!

  2. Arresting and imprisoning peaceful protesters – in effect, criminalizing them – is a heavy-handed tactic used by insecure officials afraid of people finding out the truth about them. It’s a subtle (or maybe not-so-subtle) way of saying to the public “Don’t listen to these people – they are criminals”. Well,these people are NOT criminals and should be released immediately.

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