With the announced resignation of Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Supermajority released the following statement calling on President Joe Biden to fulfill his campaign promise of nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court:
Black women are, in large part, responsible for making this country fairer and more equal, including starting and sustaining the largest, most important movements for change in this country, and yet, for more than 230 years, the civil rights, reproductive rights, and human rights of Black women have been decided without even one Black woman on the Supreme Court.
Appointing a Black woman is about our country taking a giant step toward fairness, ensuring our government starts to accurately represent all of us, at every level. There’s a lot at stake in the next Supreme Court term that will impact the lives of women, including a case that seeks to undo our constitutional right to an abortion, all while women – especially Black women – are suffering disproportionately from the impact of this global pandemic, as well as attacks on our voting rights and the ongoing systemic racism and racial inequality in our country. When it comes to fairness on the Court, there’s no time to waste.
If you agree, sign on to the petition and show your support.