People For the American Way

People For Applauds Robinson Confirmation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2021

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington, D.C.– Following today’s Senate confirmation of Beth Robinson for a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“Beth Robinson’s confirmation is a milestone for the federal courts and a great development for the millions of people living and working in the Second Circuit. Judge Robinson will be the first openly LGBTQ+ woman on any federal circuit court. She has served with distinction on the Vermont Supreme Court and has had a notable legal career upholding workers’ rights and LGBTQ+ rights. With every new confirmation of a federal judge, the Biden-Harris administration and Senate leadership are moving us closer to the ideal of a federal judiciary that truly serves all the people, not just the privileged few. And they are doing it at a rate that demonstrates their commitment to the courts as the top priority that they are.”

About PeopleForthe 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,opportunityand 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.