People For the American Way

People For Applauds Advancement of More Judicial Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2021

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington, D.C. -  Following today’s votes in the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance the nominations of Eunice Lee for a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Veronica Rossman for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as three nominees to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“Circuit court nominees Eunice Lee and Veronica Rossman represent the highest ideals of public service in our justice system. Both of these outstanding judicial nominees chose to dedicate many years of their careers to service as public defenders, helping Americans without wealth and privilege navigate our legal system. The insights they have gained from that work will greatly enrich the work of the courts to which they are nominated, and we urge the Senate to confirm them swiftly. We also applaud the advancement of three highly credentialed and diverse nominees for the Western District of Washington. It is very encouraging to see the Biden-Harris administration uphold its commitment to nominating more individuals with diverse professional backgrounds to the federal 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