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Advancement Project Honors Legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder

Black news from Pasadena - National - U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderWashington, D.C. – Today, several news outlets announced that Eric Holder, one of the nation's longest-serving attorneys general is preparing to announce his resignation. Throughout his almost six years as attorney general, Holder has worked tirelessly to fulfill America's promise of an inclusive and just democracy.

Advancement Project issued the following statement in response:

"What makes Holder's tenure most remarkable is his willingness to address inequities not only through words, but also through tangible actions," said Advancement Project Co-Director Penda Hair. "From refusing to defend a law that discriminated against



NAACP Statement on the Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to resign after six years at the helm of the Department of Justice. The NAACP has released the following statement:

From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO:

"The resignation of the most prepared and the most steadfast Attorney General, in particular in the arena of civil rights, is a moment of lament for the nation but also celebration. We celebrate his achievements but we also grieve his absence. From



Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton Regarding Resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

"The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community. We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on civil rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most. We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder.



Congresswoman Gwen Moore's Statement in Response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s Announcement

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement in response to Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that he will be resigning from the Department of Justice:

"The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is a great loss for our country. As one of the Obama Administration's leading progressive voices, Attorney General Holder led the charge in support of same-sex marriage, protecting our voting rights, and addressing the inequities in our criminal justice system. As the first African-American to serve as Attorney General, his honorable legacy of justice is nothing less than historic.



DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder

Washington, D.C. –Today, President Obama accepted the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

"On behalf of the Democratic Party, I would like to thank and congratulate Eric Holder for his service as our 82nd Attorney General. General Holder will leave office as one of the longest-serving Attorneys General in our nation's history, and his contributions have been invaluable to President Obama's administration and the country.



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