Survivors of Sexual Violence Place Full Page New York Times Ad in Massive Show of Support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

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Survivors of Sexual Violence Place Full Page New York Times Ad in Massive Show of Support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Ahead of Judge Jackson’s confirmation in the Senate, survivors of sexual violence proclaim “JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON IS OUR CHAMPION” in full page New York Times Ad

Survivor coalition denounces racist & sexist attacks against Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON, DC — As the Senate prepares to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic appointment to the United States Supreme Court, survivors of sexual violence and assault are expressing a massive show of support for Judge Jacksin with a full page New York Times ad published in print today throughout the District of Columbia.

Spearheaded by UltraViolet Action, the ad was created in partnership with survivor justice organizations, including the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund, Black Women’s Leadership Collective, Women’s March Equality Labs, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, the National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence, and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.

The ad reads:

Survivors of sexual violence and assault deserve to have someone on the Supreme Court who will uphold justice, value transformation and restoration, and protect our rights. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is that person!
We denounce those who weaponize survivors’ stories and trauma to score political points. Racism and sexism are two of the largest barriers to justice for survivors, and we condemn the racist and sexist attacks that Judge Jackson has had
to endure.

We, the undersigned groups representing millions of survivors, advocates, and activists, know that Judge Jackson is a thoughtful jurist with a deep, nuanced understanding of the impact of laws on the rights of everyone.

Judge Jackson will ensure survivors’ rights are protected.

“We placed today’s ad to show our collective and unanimous support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson,” said Bridget Todd, Communications Director at UltraViolet Action, a gender justice advocacy organization. “Judge Jackson is more than qualified to be on the Supreme Court. Her level of poise and endurance in the face of baseless and often sexist and racist questions and attacks from Republicans in the Senate further demonstrate the quality of her character. We stand with Judge Jackson and are eagerly awaiting her confirmation to the Supreme Court as the first Black woman justice in American history.”

“In the face of false attacks and bullying, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson demonstrated her stellar qualifications, character and deep commitment to our Constitution and the rule of law during her confirmation hearings,” said the Black Women’s Leadership Collective. “It is shameful that in a further attempt to score political points some would weaponize and re-traumatize survivors rather than admit their attacks on Judge Jackson failed.”

“Ketanji Brown Jackson is as qualified a nominee as we’ve ever seen, and as historic a justice as there will ever be. Her record speaks for itself: a brilliant legal mind, a jurist with a proven record of protecting the rights of the marginalized, and a public defender by training—the first ever to rise to the Supreme Court,” explained Rachel Carmona, executive director at Women’s March. “At a time when our judicial system, our government officials, and so many others in power seem skewed against the vulnerable, she has made a life of being their champion. Our champion. We are eager to watch her continue this life’s work on the highest court in the land.”

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