FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2023
Contact: Jonah Bryson, email@example.com
WASHINGTON — NAACP General Counsel, Janette McCarthy Wallace released this statement in recognition of the one-year anniversary of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearing:
"Just one year ago, our nation watched as the first Black woman paved the way for Black girls and women to see themselves as integral leaders shaping our nation's future from the Supreme Court, and instilled them with the belief that they too can thrive.
As millions of Americans await a Supreme Court decision on the future of student debt, it's clear that representation still matters. Not only do Black women deserve to see ourselves represented, it is critical to ensure our collective advancement. Student debt disproportionately affects Black borrowers, particularly Black women at astounding rates. It is vital that Black voices are included in every level of government so that our priorities are considered and taken seriously on every issue. I am proud to know that Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will be among those making some of the most important decisions for our generation and the next."
The NAACP advocates, agitates, and litigates for the civil rights due to Black America. Our legacy is built on the foundation of grassroots activism by the biggest civil rights pioneers of the 20th century and is sustained by 21st century activists. From classrooms and courtrooms to city halls and Congress, our network of members across the country works to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination. That work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.
NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF - was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but now operates as a completely separate entity.