Major Black Organization Supports Nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

The Links, Incorporated applauds Senate Judiciary Committee vote; supports nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Washington, DC ( Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., national president of The Links, Incorporated issued a statement applauding the decision of the Senate Judiciary Committee to favorably send forward to the full Senate its recommendation of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch for U.S. attorney general.

“We thank the members of the Judiciary Committee for their thorough review and consideration of U.S. Attorney Lynchs extraordinary credentials and relevant experience that has resulted in this decision,” stated Newell-Harris. “We now urge the members of the U.S. Senate to follow the committees lead and move swiftly toward confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general of the United States.”

Newell-Harris further stated, “The Links, Incorporateds membership appreciates and supports the extraordinary work of public servants such as attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch and count many within our ranks. We recognize the great contribution public servants make to improve the society in which we live. We know if confirmed by the Senate, attorney general nominee Lynch will be one who will uphold the U.S. Constitution and serve the nation well. She has dedicated her distinguished career to service and the advancement of justice and equality. She will do no less as attorney general of the United States.”

About the Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated has celebrated more than 67 years as a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with nearly 14,000 members in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well.

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and who have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership.

With more than 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. For more information, visit