WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) commends President Joe Biden’s anticipated historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ketanji Brown Jackson has the experience, background, and perspective that comes from not only her professional career but her lived experience as a Black woman in America. As a Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson will contribute a necessary viewpoint to ensure justice is served.
Today, we celebrate, and prepare for what will inevitably be a concerted and ugly campaign to oppose this nomination, based on misogyny, racism, and lies. But we know Judge Jackson has an impeccable record as a fair, knowledgeable, and empathetic jurist who evaluates the law holistically to make the justice system more accessible for those it serves.
As the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court, Judge Ketanji Brown’s Jackson’s confirmation to SCOTUS will be a milestone that is long overdue. She will be an advocate for justice and for the intersectional issues that matter to NOW—and for the millions who finally have a Supreme Court that is beginning to look like America.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org.