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Chicago Urban League Applauds the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

CHICAGO, IL-(April 23, 2015) “The Chicago Urban League joins our colleagues in the civil rights community and all who care about equality and justice in applauding the confirmation of Loretta E. Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General. While we celebrate this historic moment, we remain appalled that party politics nearly derailed the nomination and delayed attorney Lynch’s vote for more than 140 days. Our nation is at a critical point in the areas of equality, social justice and community safety. Each day Loretta Lynch’s vote was delayed only further eroded confidence that our elected leaders will serve the best interests of our nation.”

“Now that this moment has finally arrived, it is our hope that the first African American woman to serve as the U.S. Attorney General receives all the support and resources she needs to succeed at enforcing the laws of the land and protecting those who are disenfranchised and discriminated against. We applaud the diverse community of supporters who raised their voices and remained firm in their resolve to ensure Ms. Lynch received confirmation. The work continues, but we pause to honor this great moment in our country.”

Andrea L. Zopp
President and CEO
Chicago Urban League