NWLC Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Kristen Clarke to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“We’re thrilled for Kristen Clarke’s leadership at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Her track record of protecting all of our civil rights in areas ranging from combating hate crimes to advancing voting rights to fighting discrimination in housing, workplace, and healthcare, reveals her deep expertise and readiness for this critical role. Kristen’s confirmation is powerful and historic as the first woman and the first Black woman to ever hold this post. We’re ready to work with Clarke and her team to make justice a reality, and to see the Department of Justice fulfill its mission of protecting and enforcing the legal rights of all.”