Posted on January 11, 2021 Issues: In the Movement

(Washington, D.C.) Following the nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as Attorney General and Vanita Gupta, Kristen Clarke, and Lisa Monaco to key positions in the Department of Justice, Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, offered the following statement:

“This team represents a much-needed turn towards civil rights as a priority for our Justice Department. Judge Garland is a distinguished jurist with impeccable credentials and the leadership team named today is exactly what we need given the extraordinary task before it. Lisa Monaco is an experienced and distinguished public servant. And I have seen first-hand the dedication and leadership of my dear friends Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke. Each brings an extensive record of defending gender and racial justice as core principles of our democracy and I am ready to fight for them like I know they will fight for the rights, safety, and value of every person in this country.”

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