Senate Should Affirm Jackson-Akiwumi – The Management Convention on Civil and Human Rights

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, Interim President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on today’s Senate vote to bring Candace Jackson-Akiwumi’s nomination to the 7th District Court of Appeals:

“For too long, our dishes have not reflected the incredible diversity of our communities, and this is especially true in the Seventh Ward, which hasn’t had a single color judge in years. We applaud the President and Senate for correcting this injustice and making our federal justice more just and representative of the nation. Jackson-Akiwumi, who has dedicated her career to public defender service, will undoubtedly make an exceptional judge on the Seventh Circuit. With her considerable intellect and proven experience, she will work to bring us closer to achieving “equal justice before the law.”

“With his nominations, President Biden has demonstrated his commitment to keeping our judiciary at the highest level. Now the Senate must confirm Jackson-Akiwumi in the Seventh Circle. “

Read the Leadership Conference letters in support of Candace Jackson-Akiwumi’s endorsement and the Leadership Conference statement on President Biden’s first list of legal nominations.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition mandated by its diverse members from more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works towards an America that corresponds to its ideals. More information about the Leadership Conference and its member organizations can be found at


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