Coalition formed to oppose Sen. John Ashcroft nomination as Attorney General

Coalition formed to oppose Sen. John Ashcroft nomination as Attorney General

WAP2001010903 - 09 JANUARY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Patricia Ireland, President of the National Organization for Women, voices her opposition to Sen. John Ashcroft's nomination to be Attorney General in the George W. Bush administration. A coalition of liberal groups including civil rights, abortion rights, and labor organizations held a press conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on January 9, 2001, to announce their intent to defeat Sen. Ascroft's bid to become the next Attorney General of the United States. bc/Bill Clark UPI