WASHINGTON — The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the leading voice for dignity and fairness for the 2.5 million domestic workers in the U.S. – home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners, most of whom are women of color – and Care in Action, the policy and advocacy home for the domestic worker movement, celebrated today’s Senate confirmation vote of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will now become the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
“Throughout her career, Ketanji Brown Jackson has established herself as one of our country’s sharpest legal minds. Today, she prepares to take her place in history as the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
“There is already no doubt that today’s vote will bring a much-needed perspective to the Supreme Court as it rules on matters of great importance to all of us. Matters that will make a real difference in the lives of domestic workers, women of color, and other groups that have been traditionally denied access to equal justice. There is much more work to do, but today marks an important step towards fulfilling that promise of equal justice under law, and today will forever be a part of the living legacy of Black women leading.”
“We congratulate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation and look forward to the work ahead.”