Sally Caroline Yates
Sally Yates – Strongest and Coolest, She is a true role model to everyone, especially women all around the globe.
Sally Yates was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 20, 1960. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1982 with a BA in Journalism. Afterwards, she pursued a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
In her early career at the Department of Justice, Sally Yates prosecuted a variety of cases, including white-collar fraud and political corruption. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to be U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia. On March 10, 2010 she was confirmed by the Senate to become the first woman to hold that position in the Northern District of Georgia.
On May 13, 2015, the United States Senate voted 84–12 to confirm Yates as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the second highest-ranking position in the Justice Department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said to her, “You have to watch out because people will be asking you to do things and you need to say no. You think the attorney general has the responsibility to say no to the President if he asks for something that’s improper?” – Now, in 2017 under new administration A.G Yates was fired after instructing Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments defending Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.
To all of us, Sally Yates is a superwoman, invincibly powered by justice. The honorable status that precedes her fueled with courage, rules and principle. She stayed true to her beliefs by standing against the most powerful man in whitehouse, our president. We will remember her name, and actions with high regards separate from the congress. She is not someone who walks the line with eyes on the ground saying “Yes sir”, she is a woman of courage, power and values.
Thank You, Sally Yates, you are the inspiration of America’s freedom. You stand up for what we believe in. As once activist Martin Luther King said, “The time is right to do what is right.” And you, have indeed done what is right for all of us Americans. It is not to be forgotten that this is the United States of America. We stand with you in the dirt ready to continue fighting for justice and all.
– Anna and Priti