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Press Release - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Opposes Mark Green as Secretary of the Army

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org
May 4, 2017

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today called on the Senate Armed Services Committee to reject President Trump’s intended nominee for Secretary of the Army, Mark E. Green.

“One of the strengths of our military is its diversity. Our service secretaries must stand for all of the brave men and women who serve. There is no place for bigotry in the U.S. Army, and Green’s previous comments disqualify him from leadership,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference.

In a letter sent to the Committee, The Leadership Conference said, “Mr. Green is a Tennessee state senator and right-wing culture warrior who has made divisive and offensive comments about marginalized and vulnerable communities in America. He has supported legislation and policies that would harm the LGBT community, Muslims, immigrants, and women. We urge the Senate Armed Services Committee to oppose him if he is formally nominated for this position.”

The Leadership Conference’s letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee is available here.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

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