The Senate confirmed U.S District Court contender Wendy Vitter’s nomination, despite what the NAACP calls her “offensive” refusal to embrace the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: “This bipartisan bill offers some important improvements to the current federal system, but it falls short of providing the meaningful change that is required.”
Bill supporter Color of Change: “When taxpayers foot the bill for needlessly locking up poor people before trial, the government is essentially subsidizing a racist, unnecessary and outright dangerous industry.”
Doug Jones won the special senate election in Alabama because Black folks used our own homegrown tools that we have been building and refining for many years. It’s past time to substantially invest in Black political organizing infrastructure in the South.