#WhyIResist: Anti-Sessions hashtag lights up Twitter as opponents target Trump White House
#WhyIResist began to grow rapidly when prominent protest group ‘Women’s March’ appealed to supporters to “Tell us why you resist” following Sessions’ confirmation this week. The call to action soon gathered momentum with tweets from members of Congress.
After the Sessions confirmation, we are fired up for resistance and we hope you are too. Tell us why you resist. #WhyIResist— Women's March (@womensmarch) February 9, 2017
The US is not a subsidiary of the Trump Organization & children need to know you cannot bully & lie your way to the White House #whyiresist— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) February 9, 2017
Sessions will take the lead in the Justice Department as its lawyers attempt to reinstate Trump’s temporary entry ban on people from seven-predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees, in the most controversial executive order of the White House administration.
Known for a hardline stance on immigration, Sessions has caused outrage in the past for expressing his views on issues such as climate change, women's and LGBTQI rights.
In 2015, he questioned the accuracy of information on climate change from the Environmental Protection Agency. In the same year, he also denounced the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex couples to marry in the US.
Because sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, & ableism serve the same system & that system cannot stand. #WhyIResist— Shelby Knox (@ShelbyKnox) February 9, 2017
Amariyanna 'Mari' Copeny, also known as 'Little Miss Flint', used the hashtag to bring attention to the ongoing water contamination in Flint, Michigan, which began during the Obama administration.