FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2022
Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team; 202-765-4290
WASHINGTON – Today, as the US Senate voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the US Supreme Court, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement:
“The historic, bipartisan vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next associate justice of the US Supreme Court marks a turning point for our country, and signals hope for the future of ensuring equal access to justice for all people.
“Throughout her career Justice Jackson has shown her commitment to protecting the rights of minority religions and the most marginalized among us. At at time when so many of our rights are in jeopardy, including abortion and voting rights, we need a justice on the Court who understands what is at stake. Justice Jackson will bring to the Court her lived experience and that of so many Americans – and with this perspective an awareness of the profound impact her decisions will have on people’s lives. She will truly be a Justice for all.
“Today is not just a celebration of Justice Jackson, but of our entire nation who will benefit from her wisdom and a Supreme Court that is one step closer to reflecting the promise of our country.”
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of 200,000 volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Through a program of education, community service, and advocacy, our advocates across the country create lasting social change on our key issues of the federal courts; reproductive health, rights, and justice, and voter engagement. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.