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NBEC Applauds the Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

February 25, 2022

 

Washington, D.C. February 25, 2022  – The National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC) applauds President Biden’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, the following statement is issued from Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Founder and President of NBEC:

“We are thrilled to see the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a historic moment for our country that is long overdue. Black women have been leading the fight for freedom and equal opportunity for centuries. Since its founding in 1789, the U.S. Supreme Court has had a total of 115 judges; only two have been Black men, five have been women. Judge Jackson offers a much needed perspective that until now has been missing from the Court and the most pressing debates of our country’s history. Her lived experience of intersectionality as a Black woman, as well as her professional experience as a former public defender make her uniquely qualified for this role. 

Judge Jackson’s nomination comes at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Having her voice on the Supreme Court as we are faced with threats to bodily autonomy, voting rights, civil rights, and more will be crucial in the fight for racial justice and equal treatment under the law. In her years as a federal judge, she has proven to be dedicated to shaping a country where justice and fairness is the law of the land. Judge Jackson has made clear that she understands how everyday people are affected by her decisions and has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to civil and human rights. 

We urge the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to do its due diligence. Our time is now. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is qualified, experienced, and ready to serve!