People For the American Way

People For Applauds Confirmation of Roopali Desai in Ninth Circuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2022

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington, DC – Following today’s Senate confirmation of Roopali Desai to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“We are very pleased by the bipartisan confirmation vote for Roopali Desai in the Ninth Circuit. Her work as a lawyer on behalf of election integrity in Arizona is especially relevant and critical now, when our country faces a crisis instigated by election deniers and Donald Trump’s Big Lie. We need principled, ethical judges on the federal bench who will uphold voting rights and all the rights and freedoms we hold dear. Roopali Desai will bring that kind of integrity and commitment to the Ninth Circuit, which is fortunate to have her.”

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