For Immediate Release: February 25, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Brooks, Executive Director of the United State of Women, released the following statement after President Biden’s announcement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the Supreme Court nominee:
“Judge Jackson’s nomination to serve as America’s next Supreme Court Justice, and the first Black woman on our nation’s highest court, is an incredible moment in history that the entire gender justice community is celebrating. She is a deeply qualified judge with a proven record of putting equal justice above all else.
We are confident Judge Jackson will be a fair-minded justice and protect our most sacred rights as Americans, including reproductive justice, voting rights, health care access and LGBTQ equity.
We cannot ignore that of the 115 people who have served on the Supreme Court, only three of them have been people of color – and only five have been women. Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to the Supreme Court representing the diversity of America. Judge Jackson will be an exceptional addition to the bench. #WeHaveHerBack and look forward to a swift confirmation process to ensure that this qualified nominee becomes our next Supreme Court Justice. ”
ABOUT THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN:
USOW aims to create a world in which all women and marginalized genders can thrive. Through education, community, and action, USOW amplifies issues at the intersection of gender and racial justice and galvanizes organizations, public figures, and everyday feminists of all genders to drive policy and culture change. Learn more here.
ABOUT CIVIC NATION:
Civic Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. Civic Nation empowers and educates individuals, companies, institutions and organizations to drive culture, systems, and policy change, working towards a more inclusive and equitable America. Seven initiatives are a part of the Civic Nation family: When We All Vote, United State of Women, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape On Campus, It’s On Us, Made to Save and We The Action. Learn more here.