WASHINGTON, DC – Christine Chen, Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote, issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
“We are thrilled the Senate has confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. Not only will Justice Jackson be the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, her appointment to the highest court in the land is also a monumental step for representation and equality for all communities throughout the United States, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”
“The Supreme Court today faces several questions regarding our very democracy and our communities’ freedom to vote. Therefore, we have long believed it is of the utmost importance we have Supreme Court justices who understand the unique circumstances of our nation’s diverse populations. We are confident in Justice Jackson’s ability to do this.”
About APIAVote: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is the nation’s leading nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to strengthen their voices and create impact. For 15 years, APIAVote has been at the forefront of a rising movement to ensure AAPIs are represented and heard, leading to historic voter turnout and advancing equity for AAPI communities. Learn more at apiavote.org.