United State of Women, Initiatives, Press Release

Statement from the United State of Women Executive Director on President Biden’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Brooks, Executive Director of the United State of Women, released the following statement after President Biden’s announcement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the Supreme Court nominee: 

Judge Jackson’s nomination to serve as America’s next Supreme Court Justice, and the first Black woman on our nation’s highest court, is an incredible moment in history that the entire gender justice community is celebrating. She is a deeply qualified judge with a proven record of putting equal justice above all else. 

We are confident Judge Jackson will be a fair-minded justice and protect our most sacred rights as Americans, including reproductive justice, voting rights, health care access and LGBTQ equity. 

We cannot ignore that of the 115 people who have served on the Supreme Court, only three of them have been people of color – and only five have been women. Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to the Supreme Court representing the diversity of America. Judge Jackson will be an exceptional addition to the bench. #WeHaveHerBack and look forward to a swift confirmation process to ensure that this qualified nominee becomes our next Supreme Court Justice.