The nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court is historic and much needed. As the first Black Woman on the court, Judge Brown Jackson will bring a new voice – a voice that reflects her life’s experiences.”

“​​Ensuring diverse voices amongst the justices is more important than ever as the court considers a calendar of cases that strike at the heart of who we are – and who we want to be – as a nation.”

“Judge Jackson is an excellent choice – a brilliant legal mind with a judicial temperament that will bolster the integrity of the Supreme Court. A swift confirmation is in our country’s best interest,” said Alderman Pat Dowell, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 1st District.

“This week, Mayor Lori Lightford and I gathered with my Chicago City Council colleagues to sign and send a Resolution to President Biden and the US Senate Judiciary Committee supporting the nomination of a Black Woman to serve on the Supreme Court. In part, it read: “Strong Black female leaders play an important role throughout our society and within our government, and the United States Supreme Court should avail itself of the unique and important prospective Black female leaders provide.