Press Statement
Women’s Leader Commends Choice of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General

“President Obama has made an impressive choice in nominating veteran prosecutor Loretta Lynch to serve as the country’s next attorney general. Lynch has earned enormous and well-deserved respect throughout her career for her skills, her vigorous defense of civil rights, her tenacity in protecting consumers, and her deep commitment to making our country more fair and just.

She is highly qualified for this position and will be the kind of powerful, effective attorney general the country needs.

Lynch also will be a role model for a generation, as the first African American woman ever to hold this post.

We are confident that, as attorney general, Loretta Lynch will demonstrate unwavering support for equal rights and justice for all Americans. We urge Congress to confirm her without delay.”

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