WASHINGTON, DC— Today Earthjustice, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club launched a six-figure digital ad campaign thanking U.S. Senators across the country for confirming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ad campaign thanks Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Casey (D-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
“If you care about the environment, you have to care about the courts and the judges who enforce environmental laws,” said Earthjustice Legislative Director of the Access to Justice Program Coby Dolan. “Justice Jackson is an exemplary jurist, demonstrates a commitment to facts and science, and will be a welcome addition to the Supreme Court. We thank these Senators for their historic vote to confirm Justice Jackson and urge them to confirm more of President Biden’s well-qualified judicial nominees. With so much at stake for the environment, now is the time to rebalance the federal judiciary.”
“Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation to the Supreme Court is a major milestone in the fight for a judiciary that looks like America and protects our vital interests, including the rights to clean air and clean water, to vote and to be equal before the law,” said Doug Lindner, LCV Advocacy Director for Judiciary & Democracy. “Justice Jackson’s qualifications and distinguished career of public service demonstrate that she’ll be a Justice for the people, not just the polluters and other special interests. As we celebrate Justice Jackson’s confirmation and commend these Senators for voting to confirm her, we urge the Senate to continue swiftly confirming President Biden’s excellent slate of personally and professionally diverse nominees for the many vacancies on the lower federal courts.”
“The Sierra Club thanks all the Senators who voted to confirm Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court,” said Leslie Fields, the Sierra Club’s National Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Legal. “The American people need judges who recognize the government’s obligation to protect public health, the environment, and the public’s right to access the courts in order to hold the government and industries accountable, and who can clearly distinguish between facts and politics. Justice Jackson’s strong record, breadth of experience, and well-respected jurisprudence will serve her well during her tenure on the US Supreme Court. We look forward to her taking the bench later this year.”
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) builds political power for people and the planet. LCV influences policy, holds politicians accountable and mobilizes communities. This is how we fight to build a world with clean air, clean water, public lands, and a safe climate that are protected by a just and equitable democracy. For more information, visit lcv.org.
About the Sierra Club:
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with millions of members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person’s right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.