Statement from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East - Florida On President Biden’s Supreme Court nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson

February 26, 2022

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“The caregivers of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East in Florida are very pleased and proud for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Joe Biden. Judge Jackson is a splendid choice with impeccable qualifications and credentials to join the highest court in the land. This is a win for working people, and her impressive legal background, stellar record and reputation for fairness will make her a strong asset to the Court weighing many critical issues of the day.”

“As a union committed to economic and social justice, and in healthcare professions in which so many members are Black women, Judge Jackson’s historic nomination is especially personal and gratifying. Her Miami upbringing also keeps this announcement closer to home for our 25,000 workers represented throughout the state. If she is judged on the strengths of her accomplishments and character – with Floridians closely watching to ensure their Senators uphold this standard -- she soon will be taking her seat on the nation’s most esteemed bench.”

“We appreciate President Biden for making such an excellent, indisputable nomination, one that truly reflects our nation’s people and ideals. With his choice of Judge Jackson, he helps more children of all backgrounds believe they can reach the highest levels of public service. And of course, congratulations to Judge Jackson for her astounding talent, hard work and achievements that have brought her, and all of us, to this great moment.”