Sen. Collins

STATEMENT from NAACP-Portland Branch President RACHEL TALBOT ROSS on SEN. SUSAN COLLINS’S SUPPORT for JEFF SESSIONS as U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

“Senator Collins is not only sending a message to people of color, women and members of the LGBT community across this state that the gains we have made in civil rights are now in jeopardy but that the ideology of white supremacy will have strong influence in our country‚Äôs justice system,” said Rachel Talbot Ross, President of the Portland branch of the NAACP.

“It is deeply troubling that the trust we have worked so hard to establish with our senior senator can so easily be sacrificed. We add our voice to the thousands of Mainers who are calling for Senator Collins to stop campaigning for his confirmation and rescind her endorsement.”