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NOW Hails Ketanji Brown Jackson's Historic SCOTUS Nomination

Statement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes


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 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.