Washington, D.C. — Following today’s vote in the Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the D.C. Circuit court, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Ketanji Brown Jackson embodies the values and experience that make an outstanding federal judge. She is brilliant, fair, and seasoned. Her past work as a public defender makes her keenly aware of the realities of our justice system for millions of Americans who are not wealthy or privileged. Judge Jackson will be a judge who will ensure the rights of all are defended and upheld. We congratulate her on her confirmation and look forward to seeing her take her seat on the D.C. circuit court.”
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:http://www.pfaw.org.