Washington, DC— Following today’s Senate vote confirming Jennifer Sung to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Jennifer Sung is an excellent addition to the Ninth Circuit bench and continues the Biden administration’s promise to diversify the federal bench. Sung brings a wealth of experience and integrity to her new role, as well as a passion for upholding the rights of all Americans, not just the powerful few. Sung’s career-long fight for the rights of working people as a labor attorney and her service as a current member of the Oregon Employment Relations Board makes her uniquely qualified to understand how our justice system impacts workers, especially in a time where workers’ rights remain under sustained attack. We congratulate Jennifer Sung on her new role and we commend the Biden administration for makings such a superb nomination and Senate Democrats under Senators Schumer’s and Durbin’s leadership for confirming 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.