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SIECUS Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Her Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

For Immediate Release
April 7, 2022
Contact: Michelle Slaybaugh

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court in its 233 years.

Chris Soyong Harley, president and CEO of SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change released the following statement:

“Today, SIECUS joins the nation in celebrating and congratulating Judge Jackson on breaking barriers and making history to become the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her confirmation brings hope to all communities that positive change can happen.

“Judge Jackson brings with her an impeccable record as a judge who is committed to equity under the law. Throughout her confirmation, Judge Jackson showed the nation the archetype of poise, grace and dignity. She is a shining example of who we should all want on the bench of the highest court of America. We join millions of young Black and Brown girls and other people around the country celebrating a Supreme Court that finally reflects our America.”

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SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change has served as the national voice for sex education since 1964, asserting that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. Through policy, advocacy, education, and strategic communications efforts, SIECUS advances sex education as a vehicle for social change—working toward a world where all people can access and enjoy sexual and reproductive freedom as they define it for themselves.


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