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Equality California Applauds President Biden’s Historic Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court
February 25, 2022 at 9:30 am

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (818) 307-7387/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

WASHINGTON — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Tony Hoang applauding President Biden’s historic nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States:

“Equality California is proud to support President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. An eminently qualified Black woman committed to equal justice for all, Judge Jackson will bring a powerful perspective and a wealth of legal knowledge to the nation’s highest court. Her strong record of protecting the civil rights of vulnerable communities, in particular, underscores Judge Jackson’s commitment to upholding the law and working to create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people — and for the diverse communities to which we belong. Equally important in these trying times, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to safeguarding our democracy from those who seek to destroy it.

“There is so much at stake at this moment in our nation’s history — LGBTQ+ civil rights, racial justice, reproductive freedom, access to quality healthcare, climate change and the health of our most fundamental democratic institutions. We respectfully urge the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Jackson without delay.”

Judge Jackson graduated from Harvard University and later attended Harvard Law School, where she was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. She clerked for two federal judges, worked in private practice, and served both on the United States Sentencing Commission and as a federal public defender in Washington, D.C. She currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Judge Jackson’s confirmation would add gender and racial diversity to an institution that, in its history, has held Black people to be property, affirmed segregation and treated women as second-class citizens. The power of such representation is impossible to overstate.

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Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org


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