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Higher Heights for America

BROOKLYN, NY (June 30, 2022) -Today, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice in the institution’s 232 years of existence that includes 115 prior justices. With her swearing-in, Justice Jackson has shattered the glass ceiling for both gender and race that has hindered this country’s judicial system for centuries. Glynda Carr, President & CEO of Higher Heights for America – the leading national organization exclusively dedicated to advancing Black women’s political power today – issued the below statement celebrating Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic swearing-in:

“Today is a historic day for this country. Black women have been underrepresented at every level of government for too long, but today, we are finally represented on the highest court in the land by Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson,” said Glynda Carr, President and CEO of Higher Heights for America. “If the past few months have shown us anything, it’s that the Supreme Court wields immense power that will shape the lives of Americans for generations. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s presence on the Supreme Court adds a crucial perspective on critical issues like gun safety, healthcare, and voting rights, and we know that she will apply fair and just logic to all that she does. We will continue to support Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and all Black women who are dedicated to ensuring that there is representation in our government, bringing this country closer on the path towards equity.”