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

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

WAP2001010904 - 09 JANUARY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Wade Henderson, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, voices his 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