For immediate release
February 26, 2022
The Supreme Court is a crucial institution in the ongoing fight for a country where justice for all may prevail one day. The impact of the Court’s decisions on workers’ lives cannot be overstated, from immigrant justice to LGBTQ+ equality, to rights on the job, and more. It’s more important than ever that the next appointee to the Highest Court be a person whose influence cannot be bought by corporate interests; someone who shares the vision of the Biden Administration’s pro-worker agency and cabinet appointees.
This is why we are excited by President Biden’s choice in Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. We knew that the President would first and foremost consider the everyday working families most impacted by the Supreme Court’s decisions when making his choice. We also knew that he would fulfill his promise of nominating a Black woman, as it is past time for us to see a Supreme Court that reflects more of what America looks like—as well as what our own Union’s diverse membership looks like.
We call on the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Jackson without delay.