For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Bennett, c. 301-537-7429, w. 202-628-8669, ext. 123
NOW Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote On Elena Kagan
July 20, 2010
The National Organization for Women applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee's affirmative vote today on Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan. NOW's National Board voted earlier this month to endorse Kagan to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.
"The Senate Judiciary Committee did the right thing today by giving its approval to Elena Kagan," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "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 to Kagan's testimony during the Senate hearings, NOW is confident that she will prove herself a champion of equality and justice for all."
O'Neill continued: "If confirmed, Kagan will be the fourth woman to serve on the court, and she will make history by being part of the first-ever trio of women to serve on the U.S. 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."