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Feb 25, 2022

MELANIE L. CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND CONVENER OF THE BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT BIDEN’S NOMINATION OF KETANJI BROWN JACKSON AS THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE SU

Washington, D.C. -- On Friday, February 25th, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden announced that he will nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer.

Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) issued the following statement following today’s historic nomination:

"Today, as we close out Black History Month, we thank President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, for keeping their campaign commitment by nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the first Black woman U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable is working in coalition with our allies to ensure that this nominee is treated fairly and is confirmed without delay. 

This has been a rigorous process with input from Senators of both parties, legal experts, and civil society. President Biden has chosen an exceptionally well qualified and experienced nominee—someone with the character, integrity, and dedication to the Constitution and rule of law to serve on the nation’s highest court."

In the lead up to this historic confirmation, NCBCP and BWR will be working in coalition to organize a month of action geared towards activating our #BlackWomenTakeAction coalition by mobilizing our network of over 60+ national and regional organizations and influencers to support, uplift and spread awareness around the historic nomination.

For a full list of activations, actions, digital engagements and in-person advocacy taking place in our call to action, please visit the following website and refer to the attached flyer:  www.blackwomentakeaction.org 

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The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls’ empowerment and power building arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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