Press Release

AFT’s Weingarten Congratulates Ketanji Brown Jackson on Historic Confirmation to US Supreme Court

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Sarah Hager Mosby

WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an associate justice of the Supreme Court:

“The confirmation of Justice Jackson is a momentous day for our Constitution and the rule of law, and for young girls everywhere, particularly African American girls. As Sen. Cory Booker recently said, referencing a quote by Maya Angelou, ‘Rise, Judge Jackson, all the way to the highest court in the land.’ Rise she did—to become Justice Jackson, and the American people will be better off because of it.”

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.