'Just Say No' to Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, He Is a 'Throwback to a Shameful Era'

The Drug Policy Alliance is launching a new campaign to oppose President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Alabama Sen. Jeff Session as Attorney General.


The advocacy group calls Sessions "a throwback to a dangerous era," one of the scariest possibilities" and "simply unfit." By resurrecting the costly war on drugs, the DPA believes that black and Latino communities will be disproportionately affected.

A new campaign video highlights a few shocking figures to prove this point. "57% of those arrested on drug charges are black or Latino, even though white people use and sell drugs at the same rate, or even higher than people of color," one representative explains in the video. 

"Jeff Sessions wants to ramp up the drug war that costs us $50 billion a year, and yet most Americans believe that it has failed," another member of the DPA stated.

Sessions was the first U.S. senator to publicly support Trump. His political career is riddled with allegations of racism and explosive rhetoric regarding his views on America's most notorious terrorist organization.

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