LULAC Welcomes The Confirmation Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson To The U.S. Supreme Court

Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Calls the Confirmation of the First Black Woman Historic and Overdue

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today issued the following statement after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 53-47. Judge Jackson became the first black woman ever confirmed to the nation’s highest court. As significant was that Vice-President Kamala Harris presided over the confirmation vote as the first black woman ever elected to the second-highest office in the United States.

Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“Today, LULAC is witnessing a moment in our nation that is long overdue. The Senate's vote affirms that our judicial system, including the Supreme Court, should represent all the people in the United States. Justice is not blind when the majority of those who administer it fails to reflect our country's changing face. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson earned this position through her years of proven judicial experience, demonstrating a capable, reasoned approach to the law. Throughout the confirmation hearings, she stood firm on her principles of upholding the law ‘without fear or favor.’ LULAC looks forward to the balance she will add to the Supreme Court, especially on matters involving blacks and Latinos, given her background and life experiences.”

Sindy Benavides - LULAC National Chief Executive Officer
“LULAC supported the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson from the start because of her life-long track record reflecting a profound respect for justice, in the truest sense of the word. There is no doubt that as Supreme Court Justice Jackson, she will continue to carefully weigh matters brought before her, applying the law through her unique lens, the total of her knowledge, training, and life experience. We need to allow Justice Jackson to carry out her role without prejudging her decisions because she is black or a woman, but neither should these facts deny her the right to be heard equally and respected, either on the court or by the American public.”

Ray Velarde - LULAC National General Counsel
“We applaud the confirmation by the Senate and welcome Judge Brown to the U.S. Supreme Court. There are many important issues before us, and her views are significant because she will add an important perspective missing from the court. LULAC is committed to advocating for the civil rights of all people in our country. Her confirmation is a step in the right direction in assuring us we are moving closer to that day.”

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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/

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