We congratulate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic accomplishment as the first Black woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court in its 233-year history. This day is long overdue, and would not have been possible without Black voter turnout and Georgia voters, in particular, who showed up in 2021 to secure two important senator seats. This development also could not have come at a more critical time, given last week’s Dobbs vs Jackson ruling.
Not only is Justice Jackson one of the most qualified justices the Court has ever seen but she is a former public defender and native of the South. Her swearing-in today brings to the forefront the gender and racial representation we have long awaited. We applaud this milestone, and look forward to having her perspective and experience shed light on the issues impacting Black and Brown audiences at large, including the importance of protecting the right to vote for all.