Press Statement
“Senate Made History Today, and Our Nation Will Be Stronger as a Result,” Women’s Leader Says, Applauding Kagan Vote

“The United States Senate made history today with its bipartisan vote to confirm Elena Kagan, an indisputably well-qualified nominee, to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court.

Elena Kagan will be a superb justice. Her presence on our highest court will maintain and strengthen our nation’s commitment to equal justice and privacy, and to fairness for women, people of color, workers, seniors and every person who may face discrimination.

This appointment is an important milestone in our journey toward equal rights for women. When she is sworn in, for the first time in history, three women will serve together on our highest court. This confirmation brings us closer to the day when it is no longer surprising to see a woman on the Supreme Court or in other positions of power. Our nation will be stronger as a result.”

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