For Immediate Release
April 7, 2022
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(Atlanta, Georgia) – New Georgia Project released the following statement upon the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“New Georgia Project extends a heartfelt and enthusiastic congratulations to newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Justice Jackson will be the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, marking a historic moment for Black women and girls across the country who will finally see themselves represented on the highest court in the land.
Over the course of this confirmation process, America has watched Justice Jackson conduct herself with strength, intelligence, and deep integrity as she endured disgusting and disrespectful attacks on her character and impressive career—an experience Black women in America understand all too well. Even in the face of appalling condescension and the opposition of 47 U.S. Senators who should be ashamed of themselves, Justice Jackson displayed patience, sound judgement, and fortitude—all qualities that will serve her well on the Supreme Court.
Throughout her esteemed career, Justice Jackson has upheld the spirit and tenor of the foundational principles of our Constitution and we look forward to her carrying on this tradition in her new role. As the Supreme Court prepares to make critical decisions on key issues that will have lasting impacts on our communities, Justice Jackson’s values and voice are greatly needed. Especially with our voting rights hanging in the balance, Georgians in particular look forward to a more representative bench that will consider the rights of those most harmed by Constitutional violations and restricted access to the ballot. We are so proud of this remarkable achievement and wish Justice Jackson nothing but success in her efforts to protect and expand the rights of Americans. Her success is our success.
We are especially proud of every Georgia voter and organizer who showed up in 2020 and 2021 and who continue to tirelessly engage in our democratic process. Your efforts matter, and it is to you that we owe this victory. Because of Georgia, we have a President who nominated a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Because of Georgia, we have two Senators who voted to confirm that nomination, securing Justice Jackson’s seat on the court. Today is proof that progress is possible with civic participation, and, together, we will shatter many more glass ceilings. Thank you Georgia voters, and congratulations Justice Jackson.”