People For the American Way

People For the American Way Applauds Confirmation of Natasha Merle  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. – Following Senate confirmation of Natasha Merle to a seat on the federal district court bench for the Eastern District of New York, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Natasha Merle is an exceptional addition to the federal bench. In her role as deputy director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, she has worked to advance the promise of justice and equality enshrined in our law.  She has a deep commitment to civil rights, demonstrated over and over throughout her career. Her addition to the bench continues the outstanding work that Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Judiciary Committee Chair Durbin and President Biden are doing to diversify and deepen the legal talent on the federal bench. Congratulations to all on this successful confirmation.”

###

About People For the American Way 

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