05/25/09 - WCF Applauds President Obama’s Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court


WCF Applauds President Obama's Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May 26, 2009

WCF President Sam Bennett praised Obama’s choice of such an experienced and inspiring woman to replace Justice David Souter on the bench.

“President Obama’s decision to nominate Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court is an important victory for women and our country,” Bennett said. “WCF strives to bring diversity and equality to public office, and commends the President for nominating Sotomayor – who could become the third woman and first Latina Supreme Court justice.”

“Sonia Sotomayor will bring essential experience, perspective, and integrity to the Supreme Court. As an organization that works to achieve gender parity in public office, WCF is proud that President Obama chose to nominate another woman to serve on our nation’s highest court. It is essential for the long-term health of our nation that women possess an equal voice in all branches of our government, and the confirmation of Sotomayor will be an important step toward that goal.”

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg serving as the only woman on the Supreme Court, WCF and its members urged the President to nominate another woman to the bench. WCF applauds the President taking yet another stride toward achieving gender equality in our country’s public leadership. 

Contact: Erin Cutraro, 202-393-8164


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