The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) issued this statement today:
Together, the members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) call on members of the United States Congress to exercise due process on behalf of their constituencies and move to an immediate vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U. S. Attorney General.
The professional record of Ms. Lynch documents that she has served in both the public and private sectors with distinction. She has decades of experience as an attorney and has demonstrated admirable character as a dedicated and impartial jurist. She exhibited consistent leadership in heading one of this nation’s most diverse and complex U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the state of New York. She knows the Justice Department and has an exceptional record of successfully prosecuting major cases.
We are reminded in this instance of our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance, which proudly states that we are one nation…with liberty and justice for all. There is a critical need for the U. S. Attorney General to provide oversight and guidance to ensure that all Americans enjoy the same liberties and justice. However, with the eminent exit of U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a delay and failure to invoke a fair and impartial vote in the confirmation process for the next U. S. Attorney General threatens our nation’s ability to uphold this promise. Without ensuring that the transition of its leadership is processed expeditiously, we have serious concerns about the stability of the nation’s Chief Law Enforcement Office.
Loretta Lynch is uniquely qualified to assume the position of U. S. Attorney General and is deserving of your consideration and confirmation. Corporately, with one voice, speaking for the millions of women of color across the United States, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. calls upon our nation’s electorate to make an informed, discerning, and impartial vote in the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next U. S. Attorney General.
“We are in a critical state in our nation justice system. At this time we need a U. S. Attorney General who will continue on to ensure that every citizen has access to and enjoys liberties to justice that we expect and proudly proclaim. It is without question that we support the confirmation vote of Ms. Loretta Lynch for U. S. Attorney General.”