LULAC Supports The Nomination Of Ketanji Brown Jackson By President Biden
Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Applauds Selection of the First Black Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today issued the following statement after President Biden announced his pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ketanji Brown Jackson is a 51-year-old African American woman who currently sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. President Biden fulfills a promise he made while campaigning for the White House.
Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“This is a historic day in America when we witness the very first African American woman nominated to serve on the nation’s highest court. First, she has more than eight years of experience on the federal bench and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. She also has worked as a public defender and has stated that public service is at her core. Judge Jackson understands the historical inequities in the criminal court system and can bring a significant new voice to the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Jackson would be the first person who has worked on the public defender side of the system to ever sit on our nation’s highest court. LULAC strongly believes that only when our courts reflect the growing diversity in America can we have a fair and impartial judiciary that affords all men and women who come before it the true justice to which they are entitled under our Constitution. We urge the Senate to move without delay to confirm Judge Jackson.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/