The Supreme Court interprets the Constitution and laws that impact the rights and lives of women and their families. In recent years and during this term, the Court has taken on issues ranging from access to abortion and birth control coverage to equal pay and sexual harassment, as well as other vital issues that have a major impact on the lives of women and their families. We’ve got to ensure that the Supreme Court that considers these cases is comprised of justices who support equal rights under the law and understand the purpose and real-world impact of the Constitution and the laws on women and girls.
With President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, we have the opportunity to confirm the first Black women justice to the court, the first since Thurgood Marshall with deep experience representing defendants in criminal cases and the first public defender on the Supreme Court. This is a historic opportunity to confirm a justice who would support equal rights under the law.
What the NWLC AF Is Doing:
The National Women’s Law Center Action Fund will fight to confirm impartial and independent judges and advocate for a federal judiciary that will ensure equal justice for all, while better reflecting the diversity of our country. Nominees must have a strong record supporting gender and racial justice issues and affirmatively declare they will uphold equality, freedom, individual liberty and rights to make personal decisions about their bodies and relationships, and opportunity for all.
We will equip voters, candidates and elected officials with facts, research, and messaging tools to ensure we continue to build on—not tear down—the progress we have made toward equal rights and gender justice over the last 50 years.