April 4, 2022
Judge Jackson’s nomination moves closer to confirmation as full Senate prepares to make history confirming the first Black woman to the Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, D.C. –Lisa Rice, President, and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement in support of Judge Jackson’s nomination moving forward to the full U.S. Senate:
“The many institutions that comprise our federal system – from the legislature to banking and the judiciary – have historically not reflected the diverse tapestry of this country. Far too long, Black people, whose brutally forced labor turned our country into a global superpower, have been overlooked or underrepresented by the symbols representing our democracy.
“Today, members of the Senate Committee on the judiciary took a step toward equitable representation, and inclusive democracy, with the advancement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“In the more than 200-year history of the Court, Judge Jackson stands out as an eminently qualified jurist. Judge Jackson, a daughter of educators, who rose from the segregated Jim Crow South to numerous personal and professional accomplishments, has served at the highest levels of the federal legal system and has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate on three occasions.
“NFHA believes Judge Jackson can bring a fair and informed perspective to the Court. Representation matters, and we are confident Judge Jackson’s presence on the Court will have a profound impact on further producing an equitable system of justice that dispenses equal justice under the law.
“In the coming days, the full U.S. Senate will consider Judge Jackson’s nomination, and we call on each Senator to vote in favor of a jurist who represents the absolute best of our democracy.”
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the country’s only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to eliminating all forms of housing and lending discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all people. As the trade association for over 170 fair housing and justice-centered organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories, NFHA works to dismantle longstanding barriers to equity and build diverse, inclusive, well-resourced communities.