Loretta Lynch

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch to the office of U.S. Attorney General has been a bone of contention for many activists and civil rights leaders. Lynch would be the nation’s first Black female attorney general and the second Black person to the hold the office if confirmed. However, Republican House and Senate members have delayed her confirmation and vote for months as they wrangle over politics and race. In an attempt to focus more attention on the plight of Lynch, the Rev. Al Sharpton has announced a hunger strike by himself and other activists in coordination with his organization, the National Action Network.

Sharpton announced that the hunger strike, called the “Confirm Loretta Lynch Fast” will have participants fast each day Lynch is not given a confirmation vote. “These outstanding women leaders are taking an exemplary moral stand that should shake the conscience of the nation as to how unfairly this qualified woman is being treated by Senate leadership. As long as the Senate refuses to take fifteen minutes to confirm someone for Attorney General that they have already confirmed twice for U.S. Attorney, NAN and our allies will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch,” stated Sharpton in an online press release.

According to the press release, each day a new group of participants will take turns fasting for the confirmation. The effort also includes a letter writing campaign as well as calls for people to call their congressional leaders and demand a confirmation vote. Lynch has been waiting for over five months for a vote, which is unprecedented.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • britishrose

    THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW AL SHARPTON IS NOT A LEADER ., A HUNGER STRIKE ??? FOR THIS ?? IS TOTALLY UNFOUNDED .. who cares if you starve to your grave fool white folks dont care bout yiou torchering your black ass that show how ignorant you are . . you need to stage marches to the white house , get on line start letters to the whte house , white man is still running everything in the senate , obama got in cause so many whites like him. .. he ran a clean campaign no drama or skeletons . .
    cant say that for bush or clinton .. and hilary clinton will not be winnning no presidency
    AL SHARPTON MAKES MOST BLACK FOLK SKIN CRAWL . HIS WRINKLE FACE AND MIDGET BODY IS TO MUCH TO DEAL WITH . he look so unhealty . i wish he would sit down somewhere ,he dont focuse on the issue he focus on whats around the issue .. just dumb

    • Robert

      Where do they find you COON AZZ NIGGAS? I mean is there somewhere where they’re breeding you Silly Fucks? God what is this world coming to? Nahh nahh scratch that! I forgot. Yall been around. …. *(Jango)*

  • FuZ

    His head will look even larger.

  • Ass Ripper

    Starve AL LMAO