Civil Rights Organizations Respond to President Biden’s Judicial Nominations

Courts Resources 03.30,21

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released the following statement today signed by 49 civil and human rights organizations in response to President Biden’s first judicial nominations:

“We applaud the Biden-Harris administration for prioritizing the federal courts and nominating people who will give real meaning to the phrase ‘equal justice under law.’ We have called upon the White House and Senate to prioritize nominating highly-qualified individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to civil rights; are fair-minded; have a vision of the Constitution and the law as serving all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful; and are reflective and representative of the diverse communities they would serve. This diversity includes — but is not limited to — race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic status, and experiential and professional background. And we see this critical representation reflected in President Biden’s first judicial nominees, many of whom would be groundbreaking when confirmed.

“Our federal courts and judges make decisions every day that impact all aspects of our lives, including access to health care, economic justice, voting rights, immigrant justice, disability rights, reproductive freedom, the rights of working people, environmental protections, separation of church and state, and so much more. We need judges who will protect and recognize the rights of all people. These initial nominations are a crucial first step.

“It is imperative that the administration continue to make judicial nominations a priority, and that the Senate take swift action to show people that their rights will be protected — no matter who they are or where they come from.”

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Alliance for Justice
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Atheists
American Constitution Society
American Humanist Association
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC 
Center for American Progress
Center for Popular Democracy Action
Committee for a Fair Judiciary (CFJ)
Constitutional Accountability Center
Daily Kos
Equality California
Equal Justice Society
Family Equality
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Lambda Legal
Lawyers for Good Government 
League of Conservation Voters
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
National Action Network
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Association of Social Workers
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Council of Jewish Women
National Education Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Equality Action Team (NEAT)
National Urban League
National Women’s Law Center
Native American Rights Fund
People For the American Way
People’s Parity Project
PFLAG National
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Public Advocacy for Kids (PAK)
Secular Coalition for America
She Will Rise
Sierra Club
Silver State Equality-Nevada
Stand Up America
Why Courts Matter – PA

(List last updated March 31, 2021)

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit