For Immediate Release: January 26, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Brooks, Executive Director of the United State of Women, released a statement following the announcement of Justice Breyer’s retirement from the Supreme Court:
“The United State of Women is incredibly grateful for Supreme Court Justice Breyer’s commitment to protecting civil rights, women’s rights and reproductive justice throughout his tenure on the Supreme Court. In light of his retirement, we applaud President Biden’s commitment to delivering on his promise to nominate a Black woman as his successor and call on the Senate to swiftly confirm the nominee. Our nation’s highest court has made landmark decisions that impact everything from school segregation to women’s health to marriage equality, and despite the many Black women who have fought for our rights and argued in front of the Supreme Court, they have never been represented among the nine justices — and that reality must change immediately,” said Brooks.
“Our movement is facing the gravest threat to abortion access and rights in decades with Roe v. Wade on the line in the Supreme Court. The court’s rulings could have serious implications for Americans across the country, especially Black, Indigenous and people of color seeking abortion care. President Biden must select a nominee who is deeply committed to protecting not just abortion, but also reproductive justice, racial justice and voting rights. At the United State of Women, we look forward to seeing the first Black woman in history on the bench defending our values as Americans.”
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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.