For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Bennett, c. 301-537-7429
NOW Endorses Elena Kagan for Supreme Court
July 2, 2010
The National Organization for Women's National Board voted unanimously to endorse Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. The vote took place in Boston the day before the opening of NOW's 2010 National Conference.
"NOW calls for a swift confirmation of Elena Kagan by the full Senate. Retiring Justice John Paul Stevens leaves behind big shoes to fill, but after listening carefully to Kagan's testimony during the Senate hearings this week, NOW is confident that she will prove herself a champion of equality and justice for all," said NOW President Terry O'Neill.
O'Neill continued: "If confirmed, Kagan will make history by creating the first-ever trio of women to serve on the United States Supreme Court at the same time, yet another first for this accomplished woman. But this will be more than a symbolic, inspiring achievement for women -- it will be a genuine victory for every woman and girl who benefits from her years of service on the high court."