Apparently between your work and that of others, Senator Feinstein's phones are overwhelmed. This is terrific, but we cannot stop now. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearings have been pushed back a week due to nationwide concerns about his frightening lack of concern for civil rights enforcement.
Now is the time to push forward against his confirmation.
Although all her office numbers are overwhelmed, there are FAX numbers probably still open. Write a short note with your name and address asking her NOT to confirm Mr. Sessions as the nation's Attorney General.
Washington DC Office - PH: 202-224-3841. FAX: 202-228-3954
Fresno: PH: 559-485-7430. FAX: 559-485-9689
Los Angeles: PH: 310-914-7300. FAX: 410-914-7318
San Diego: PH: 619-231-9712. FAX: 619-231-1108
San Francisco: PH: 415-393-0707. FAX: 415-393-0710
While we know general email is not always effective, please use the contact page if nothing else works well. Here is the direct link to Senator Feinstein's constituent email contact:
After you enter your own contact information, please pick the "Civil Rights" category to mark. The space for your comment is at the bottom - please preface your comments with "Please Oppose Jeff Sessions as Attorney General" then write whatever else you like about his disdain for civil rights and voting rights issues.
As a note - the former US Attorneys in the Eastern District of CA have held a quarterly community Hate Crimes Task Force that has helped keep hate crimes down and has empowered law enforcement prosecution of those that have occurred. We are deeply concerned this would be disbanded under Sessions even though it operated during the Bush administration. Sessions is not someone we can trust to permit this essential community-wide forum for citizens and law enforcement to continue. Other Department of Justice jurisdictions have groups very similar. Those, too, are at risk of being disbanded. We cannot let this happen!
So please be persistent in calls, FAXes, and email - your voice does matter. Democracy is messy and time consuming, but it is incredibly important to press forward.
Thank you all!