For Immediate Release
April 4, 2022
EMILY's List Statement on Senate Judiciary Vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted and advanced the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. Following this, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released a statement:
“As Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson advances in her nomination process to a full Senate vote, I am elated that we are one step closer to making history. Without the votes to block her confirmation in the full chamber, Judge Jackson is on her way to becoming the first Black woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court.
“Not only is Judge Jackson one of the most qualified candidates ever nominated, she also represents Black women across the nation who for so long have been barred from having a voice on issues shaping our future and the future of this country. This week, I am ready to celebrate our first Black woman Supreme Court justice and the impact that representation in the highest levels of government has on America’s daughters.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.