Meet the Nominees: Her Fight Our Fight

The Biden-Harris administration is committed to nominating outstanding women of color to positions in the executive branch and federal judiciary, and the Far Right is pushing back. #HerFightOurFight is there to champion and support these women, who will be the ones who make real change happen for the American people – the change we voted for when we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Myrna Pérez

Nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

With decades of experience as both a litigator and a legal academic, Pérez is the ideal candidate to fill this key seat on the federal appeals court. Pérez is the perfect person to fill this seat, and her lived experiences as a Latina woman will provide a critical perspective whose representation is sorely needed on our courts.

Tell your senators: Confirm Myrna Pérez


Ketanji Brown Jackson

Confirmed for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Given Jackson’s brilliance, her commitment to justice, and her years of experience both on and off the bench, it was no surprise that Biden nominated this inspiring Black woman to the critically important D.C. Circuit. She has dedicated most of her career to public service. She defended indigent people accused of crimes but unable to defend themselves against prosecutors. She fought for racial justice as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. And she has excelled as a district court judge, respecting the dignity of all litigants, giving fair consideration to their arguments, and adhering to the principle that courts exist to protect the rights of all, not just the powerful or the popular.


Kristen Clarke

Confirmed for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Kristen Clarke is the first woman confirmed to lead the Civil Rights Division at DOJ and the first Black woman to hold the post. Her lived experiences and deep commitment to civil rights make her uniquely qualified for this role. She has dedicated her career to fighting for civil rights for all, and most recently led the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and previously led the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York state attorney general’s office.


Vanita Gupta

Confirmed for Associate Attorney General

Vanita Gupta has spent her career fighting successfully for greater equity in our criminal legal system and advancing the rights and dignity of every person in America. Her record as a civil rights leader and attorney is unmatched. She will bring a vital civil rights and racial justice focus to the Department of Justice at a critical moment for our country. She most recently led the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Deb Haaland

Confirmed for Secretary of the Interior

Deb Haaland is the first Native American to hold the vital position of Interior Secretary. She is committed to a smart, strategic vision for tackling the immense challenges of climate change and the inequities that crisis has imposed on communities of color.  In Congress, Haaland proved her ability to work across ideological lines to get things done. In her position as Interior Secretary, Haaland will steer a forward-looking agenda of protecting public lands, shifting America away from reliance on fossil fuels and towards clean energy solutions, and promoting equity for communities of color.

Marcia Fudge

Confirmed for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Marcia Fudge leads a department that is charged with addressing issues of housing equity, homelessness, fair lending, housing for seniors and veterans, and more.  Fudge brings to her role compassion and determination to help those in need, revitalize communities, and help more Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. She is committed to breaking down barriers of injustice that limit people’s opportunities in housing and affect their daily lives.