Wednesday, December 25, 2013

P.O.T.U.S Federal Court picks a "no go", says Congressman John Lewis

Reverend Joseph Lowery was among several civil rights and political leaders calling on President Obama to rescind his slate of nominations for the Bench in the Northern District of Georgia. They held a press conference on Monday at Ebernezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Several Georgia democratic congressmen and civil rights groups are pressuring President Obama to rescind his nominations for the federal district court of Northern Georgia.

Reverend Joseph Lowery, Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian, who are all recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, say the nominations for the Northern Georgia District bench lack diversity.

The civil rights leaders also say nominee Mark Cohen worked to support Georgia’s Voter ID laws, which they say are an effort to suppress minority voting. The coalition also opposes nominee Michael Boggs, who voted in the Georgia General Assembly to keep the Confederate Emblem on the state flag.

Reverend Lowery says those nominees will threaten the state’s progress toward equality for all.

“We’ve come too far, marched too long, prayed too hard, wept too bitterly, bled too profusely and died too young to let anybody turn back the clock on our progress to a just society,” said Lowery.  READ FULL

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