For Immediate Release: February 28, 2022
Contact: Jess Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. – President Biden has officially named Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee for Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, a position in which she’d be the first Black woman to serve. In response to this historic moment, the American Association of People with Disabilities’ President and CEO, Maria Town, issued the following statement:
“AAPD applauds President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Jackson. Judge Jackson has a rich background of public service and has demonstrated her considerable qualifications for the bench through her work as a public defender, as a District Court judge, and as a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals. Her rulings demonstrate her deep commitment to equal justice under law for marginalized communities, including people with disabilities as seen by her decisions in Pierce v. District of Columbia, Equal Rights Center v. Uber Technologies, and United States v. Greene.
We urge the Senate to ensure a fair and swift confirmation process focused on the nominee’s record, her judicial philosophy, and her commitment to equity.”
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 61 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation. To learn more, visit the AAPD Web site: www.aapd.com.