Voto Latino Applauds Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
Today President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become a justice on the Supreme Court–and the first Black woman in American history to sit on our nation’s highest court. Jackson’s nomination received widespread praise, including from Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino President and CEO:
“Judge Jackson is extraordinarily well qualified for a seat on the Supreme Court. Just as importantly, her nomination represents a profoundly important step towards creating a court that reflects the diversity of this country.
“I remember distinctly how proud I felt when President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to become the first Latina to become a Supreme Court Justice. I’m overjoyed for the millions of Black women and little girls who I know are experiencing a similar sense of pride today.
“The issues before the Supreme Court will have a profound impact on the Latino community, from voting rights and immigration to our ability to be treated fairly on the job and access critical health care. The choice of a new justice is a profoundly important question that will shape our lives long after the president who named them leaves office.
“Now that President Biden has done his job and nominated an experienced, qualified jurist to the Court, it’s time for the Senate to do its job by running a fair confirmation process. Millions of Americans of all backgrounds will be watching closely to see if Republicans treat a brilliant, accomplished woman of color with the respect she deserves.”
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Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards the full realization of its political power.