Supermajority Applauds the Historic Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2022
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States, Supermajority Executive Director Amanda Brown Lierman issued the following statement:
“We are thrilled by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination today to the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a historic moment for our country and our democracy for people who look like me. For centuries, Black women have been at the forefront of every major event in our nation’s history. They have helped enslaved people escape to freedom, calculated coordinates for NASA, helped pass the Civil Rights Act, and saved our democracy time and time again. Today, we add a new achievement to that list, with the first Black woman nominated to serve our nation’s highest court. Judge Jackson will provide a much needed voice and perspective that until now has been missing from the Court and the most pressing debates of our country.
“Judge Jackson has long been a crucial advocate for the rights of women and people of color. In her years as a federal judge, she has fought tirelessly to protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. She has long been dedicated to shaping a country where justice and fairness for each and every one of us is the law of the land.
“Black women have long fought for the realization of America’s promise of equal opportunity. This nomination is a welcomed delivery of President Biden’s promise and a signal that he understands the value of representation of Black women. President Biden understands that Black women voted him into office, and we demand to be represented at the highest levels of the government we helped build. The President fulfilled this important campaign promise — and we love to see it.
“Judge Jackson’s nomination comes at a critical point in our history. Women’s rights are being attacked by legislatures across the country. It will be so important to have her on the bench as the Court responds to these vicious laws, including those trying to strip our constitutional right to an abortion. It will be equally important to have her voice today and tomorrow as women fight back against restrictions to our voting rights, civil rights, and more. People opposed to her nomination will spin racist narratives; they will viciously warp the facts of her background and experience to undermine her appointment and her service. We will have her back through it all.
“Judge Jackson’s nomination is a giant step toward a country where our rights are finally protected and our voices are heard in each and every one of the institutions that govern our lives. We wish her a fast confirmation, and we cannot wait to see her raise her hand and take her place on the bench. And you can be sure that I’ll be there with my three girls on that day.”