Press Call: African-American Leaders Call for Senate Vote on Loretta Lynch Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At 10:00 AM Tuesday (today), African-American leaders will host a press call to urge the Senate to move ahead with the long overdue confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General.

Despite being indisputably qualified and already twice-confirmed unanimously for U.S. Attorney by the Senate, Loretta Lynch has had to wait longer for a confirmation vote than any nominee for Attorney General in 30 years.  Lynch, who would be the first African-American female Attorney General, is now subject to another absurd attempt to block and delay her nomination that has nothing to do with her qualifications or character. Given the many racial justice issues facing our nation, the country desperately needs a seamless transition and a continued steady hand at the Justice Department.  On the call, leaders will push for an immediate vote in favor of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for Attorney General.


  • Congressman G. K. Butterfield of North Carolina, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio
  • Dr. Paulette C. Walker, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

WHAT: Press call: African-American leaders call for a Senate vote on the Loretta Lynch nomination for Attorney General.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17th at 10:00 AM EST