The following statement is from Brianna Brown, Co-Executive Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), in reaction to news yesterday that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will soon retire:
“We applaud Justice Breyer’s decision to retire after dutifully serving on our nation’s highest court for nearly 30 years. President Biden must now follow through on his campaign pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
“With no shortage of highly-qualified and principled women to choose from, this nominee must recognize the urgency of the moment to protect our democracy as well as the fundamental rights of all who call this country home.
“We expect nothing less than a swift and professional confirmation process from Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats. Failure is not an option. It is far past time that a Black woman be seated behind the Supreme Court dais.”
Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris, Bexar, and Fort Bend counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.
This statement was sent out January 27, 2022.