CPDA: It’s Time for a Black Woman on the Supreme Court

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lauren Henson, press@populardemocracy.org

** Analilia Mejia, Co-Executive Director of Center for Popular Democracy Action, is available for interviews by phone or video on the fight for Biden to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Statement from Analilia Mejia, Center for Popular Democracy Action Co-Executive Director:

“It's time for Biden to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, just like he promised us in the election. The historic absence of Black women from the highest court is an affront to Democracy.

“President Biden and Congress must act swiftly to take this historic step and ensure Justice Breyer’s seat is filled by a Black woman and work to create a Court that is more reflective of our diverse nation. 

“Ultimately, Biden should expand the court -- but right now he needs to focus on getting a Black woman on the bench. Our organization and our communities won’t rest until it happens.”


About The Center for Popular Democracy Action: CPD Action works to create equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. We work on campaigns that promote a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda and win victories to improve people’s lives.

More on Analilia: Analilia Mejia is a Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy. She is a seasoned political strategist and Afro-Latina grassroots organizer focused on helping Black and Latinx working families and previously served as the Deputy Director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor under the Biden Administration and as national political director for the Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. 



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