Washington, D.C. – Following today’s vote in the Senate to advance the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the D.C. Circuit court, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“It is exciting and gratifying to see Ketanji Brown Jackson’s circuit court nomination moving forward in the Senate. Judge Jackson is a brilliant jurist who will be an outstanding addition to the federal appellate bench. Her past work as a public defender further deepens and informs her understanding of our justice system and its effects on real people. We look forward to her speedy confirmation.”
The Biden-Harris administration is committed to nominating outstanding women of color to positions in the executive branch and federal judiciary, and the Far Right is pushing back. People For the American Way’s #HerFightOurFight campaign is there to champion and support these women, who will be the ones who make real change happen for the American people – the change we voted for when we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
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: https://www.pfaw.org.