WASHINGTON, DC — Following today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Dale Ho, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Southern District of New York, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“We are very pleased that Dale Ho is one step closer to a seat on the federal bench as a judge who will advance fair representation, racial justice, civil rights and voting rights. He has an extraordinary legal background litigating in multiple appellate and district courts around the country and a long track record with some of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations, advocating for those who have been disenfranchised and discounted in the fight against voter suppression. If confirmed, Ho will be the second Asian American judge currently seated on the nation’s largest and busiest federal district court. While some Senators continue their attempts to misrepresent him, Ho’s dignified response to personal attacks and his outstanding credentials demonstrate that he is eminently qualified.”
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.