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.

Kristen Clarke

Nominated for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Kristen Clarke would be 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.

Tell your senators: Confirm Kristen Clarke

 

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.