For Immediate Release
Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906
NOW Cheers President Obama's Reported Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
Statement of NOW President Kim Gandy
WASHINGTON - This morning we will celebrate, and this afternoon NOW will launch
our "Confirm Her" campaign to ensure the swift confirmation of the next
Supreme Court Justice.
Nominated to serve as the third woman and first Hispanic on the
Supreme Court in the history of the United States, Judge Sotomayor will
serve the nation with distinction. She brings a lifelong commitment to
equality, justice and opportunity, as well as the respect of her peers,
unassailable integrity, and a keen intellect informed by experience.
President Obama said he wanted a justice with "towering intellect" and
a "common touch" and he found both in Judge Sotomayor.
What more do women want? We want a swift confirmation in the U.S.
Senate, and Associate Justice Sotomayor to join Ruth Bader Ginsburg on
the Court before the Senate's August recess.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.