Washington, D.C. — In response to the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, People’s Parity Project Policy & Program Director Tristin Brown issued the following statement:

Today’s confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the D.C. Circuit is nothing short of historic and momentous. Judge Jackson’s confirmation makes her the first African-American woman confirmed to a federal appeals court in ten years. We still have a long way to go to balance and reshape our federal judiciary, but today marks an important step in ensuring that that happens. Leader Schumer has shown that confirming qualified and diverse individuals, like Judge Jackson, to the bench is a top priority. We encourage and expect him and every Senate Democrat to remain steadfast and intentional in recommending and confirming many more judges who reflect the vast diversity of our nation and legal community.

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Founded in 2018, the People’s Parity Project is a nationwide network of law students and new attorneys organizing to unrig the legal system and build a justice system that values people over profits. The organization is grounded in the belief that members of the legal profession have a responsibility to demystify—and dismantle—the coercive legal tools that have stacked the system against the people. PPP is fighting for a civil legal system that works for working people, especially workers of color, women, and low-wage, precarious, immigrant, disabled, and LGBTQ+ workers. Learn more: www.peoplesparity.org/about.