The last few weeks marked a new chapter for America's highest court — one that includes a Black woman. The League of Women Voters welcomes Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to her historic confirmation as the next United States Supreme Court Justice. As the only Supreme Court Justice with experience as a public defender, she brings to the Court a long-needed perspective encompassing all aspects of the legal process.
Judge Jackson’s appointment is a historic confirmation. We hope this will be a turning point in America and will set a precedent for the appointment of more diverse courts and therefore a more equitable judicial system. We applaud the US Senate for voting to confirm Judge Jackson and thank President Biden for delivering on his promise to name a Black woman to the highest court in the land. We look forward to seeing the impact Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s perspective will have on voting rights and democracy as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. We believe that women hold the power to create a more perfect democracy and Judge Jackson’s appointment is a defining moment in this fight.
With primary elections just weeks away and many new changes in election laws nationwide, it is crucial that we provide voters with the necessary information they need to confidently cast their ballot. Join us in spreading the word on social media this election season with our VOTE411 Election Preparation graphics. Check out the League Management Site to access customizable templates, graphics, and captions available in both English and Spanish.
Don’t forget to register for what is shaping up to be an exciting and engaging 2022 Convention! This will be an opportunity to make new League friends, share the successes and challenges of your individual leagues, and reconnect with old acquaintances. Register today at lwv.org/convention. Additionally, the deadline to nominate your League for a Convention award is rapidly approaching. Learn more about the nomination categories and submit your nominations here.
With COVID numbers rising nationwide, I encourage you all to continue exercising caution. Stay safe and wear your mask!
Deborah Ann Turner, MD, JD