People For the American Way

People For the American Way Applauds Confirmation of Julie Rikelman 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. – Following Senate confirmation of Julie Rikelman to a seat on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Julie Rikelman’s confirmation to the federal bench is an outstanding achievement in a year already marked by numerous outstanding judicial confirmations.  It’s hard to overstate her credentials, or the importance of her life story. From her family’s experience of antisemitic persecution in the former Soviet Union, to her legal career advancing fairness and civil rights, to her advocacy for reproductive freedom including arguing the Dobbs case before the Supreme Court, Julie Rikelman has been a champion for liberty and equal rights under law. She will be an excellent addition to the First Circuit and we congratulate Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Judiciary Committee Chair Durbin, home-state Senators Warren and Markey, and President Biden for this successful confirmation.”

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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org