The White House Called

Written By: admin - Dec• 23•15

Fulton County Judicial Candidates, The White House Conference Call and Diversity on the Bench II

Advocacy For Action is supporting CANDIDATES running for the Fulton County Superior Court – Patricia Jackson and Thomas Cox. Remember those names!! Thomas Cox is a graduate of Morehouse College and Boston College of Law. He legal experience ranges from major law firms, small law firms, the Fulton County Attorneys Office, the Department of Justiceto the Attorney General’s office. He is a member of the D.C., Pennsylvania and Georgia bar. Patricia (Pat) Jackson is a graduate of Clark University, Woodrow Wilson Law School and she has an L.L.M. in Litigation from Atlanta Law School. Pat has a long career of public service with City of Atlanta, Clayton County, Dekalb County, and Fulton County. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) and of Ben Hill United Methodist Church. We urge you to support these individuals in their campaigns through financial contributions, volunteering your time and spreading the word about their candidacy. The Advocacy For Action PAC plans to provide field support to Thomas and Pat to help them WIN their races for Fulton County Superior Court. To do so, Advocacy For Action needs your assistance. We ask every attorney in Georgia to give a minimum of $100 to help fund this effort. Please make a donation at\donations. With your help, we can take another step toward a more diverse bench in Fulton County and across the state of Georgia.

Today, there was an unprecedented conference call by the White House with Georgians to explain why Georgia ended up with thecandidatesthe President has nominated for the 11th Circuit and Northern District. The White House heard us loud and clear at the news conference, which made national news, at Ebenezer Baptist Church on December 23, 2013 protesting President Obama’s nominees to the federal court in Georgia . Everyone who had the opportunity to speak on the conference call today expressed outrage about some of the nominees, displeasure with the process used to select the nominees, disappointment with the President for not fighting more for Georgians who would rather see the seats remain vacant rather than filled with a “compromise” slate of candidates. If you are concerned with the current slate of judges selected to sit on our federal bench such as Judge Michael P. Boggs and Attorney Mark Cohen, join Advocacy For Action, Representative David Scott and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) in contacting Senator Leahy to let him know about our opposition to the Georgia nominees.
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Please send your letter ASAP to:
Senator Patrick Leahy
Committee on the Judiciary
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

We need as many voices as possible to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that we do not support confirming judges for lifetime positions who have demonstrated that they do not support the human and civil rights issues that are so important to our community.

• Don’t forget about The Conversation on Justice – Diversity on the Bench II Seminar in Macon, GA on Saturday, February 22, 2104 from 9-12. We hope to see you at New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church 4388 Robinson Road, Macon, GA. Attorneys are eligible for 4.0 CLE credit hours. You don’t want to miss hearing from U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, Attorney and Dr. Francys Johnson – State Director of the Georgia NAACP and Rev. Carlton Johnson of Macedonia Baptist Church (Macon, GA), Councilwoman Elaine Lucas of the Macon City Council and guest speakers from Diversity on the Bench I. Sign up now at The seminar is FREE except for the CLE credit fee paid to the State Bar.

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