Washington, D.C. - Following today’s vote in the Senate to confirm Myrna Pérez to a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Myrna Pérez is an outstanding addition to the federal bench. Especially now, when voting rights are under attack across our country, the confirmation of someone who respects our nation’s legal protections for the right to vote underscores the importance of the courts in safeguarding that foundational right. Myrna Pérez embodies the commitment to civil rights and the professional and personal diversity that we need in our judiciary and that the Biden-Harris administration is clearly focused on providing. This is one more stellar confirmation in a growing list of exceptional additions to the bench.”
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.