Assemblywoman Ellen Park (D-Bergen) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s historic nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who, if confirmed by the United States Senate, will be the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States:
“I applaud President Biden for nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose wealth of experience will make her an excellent addition to our country’s highest court. Today is an undeniable win in the fight for greater diversity in our government. With the addition of Jackson, the Supreme Court will be one-step closer to reflecting the rich diversity of the United States.
“Representation in our elected and appointed officials matters, and I am proud that in New Jersey we are making progress in our efforts to promote diversity. From the confirmation of Fabiana Pierre-Louis, who made history as the first Black woman to sit on the New Jersey Supreme Court, to the election of the most diverse Assembly Democratic Caucus in history, we have recently gained many new, strong voices that reflect our State’s diversity.
“I will continue to be a champion for diversity, and I hope that Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court encourages more people of color and members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to pursue inclusion at all levels of government.”