It takes a village! Accolades to all who kept the emails, phone calls and press conferences going to remove the dead-lock on Loretta Lynch’s confirmation. History was made in a 56 to 43 vote, April 23, 2015. Loretta Lynch, an extremely capable attorney, was confirmed as United States Attorney General. She is the third woman and the first African-American woman to hold the position. Hats off to her and to Eric Holder, the out-going U.S. Attorney General.
Many members of The Coalition followed the process from the Hearings to the Confirmation. More than 150 members of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women were at the Senate to witness the vote on her confirmation, including a large contingent from the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter.
In an early morning legislative session, Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina reminded the group that to make a difference you have to keep up the drum beat and you must show up. To show up also translates to showing up at the polls. The Coalition members were charged to start showing up with voter education and voter registration projects. The cycle continues; to break the dead-locks happens at the polls.
Yes, it took a village to get Ms. Lynch confirmed. History has been made . The Coalition thanks all who answered its call among many other callers who worked in the symbolic village.
Submitted by The Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, National Coalition of 100 Black Women