Media Advisory: Press Call With Progressive, Civil Rights Groups On Justice Breyer Retiring

Courts Resources 01.27.22

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2022 – National Women’s Law Center, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation/Black Women’s Roundtable, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Alliance for Justice, and People For the American Way will hold a joint press call today about Justice Stephen Breyer’s announcement of his impending retirement. President Biden has promised to nominate the nation’s first-ever Black woman to the Supreme Court, and he has promised that this nominee will have a demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, and equal justice under the law. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has also indicated that he is planning to move the nominee quickly through the Senate confirmation process.

Leaders from organizations committed to protecting our courts will speak about the significance of Justice Breyer’s legacy, the historic nature of the impending nomination, and expectations for the confirmation process. There will be time for reporter questions.


  • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
  • Melanie Campbell, President/CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, convener, Black Women’s Roundtable
  • Jesselyn McCurdy, Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Rakim Brooks, President, Alliance for Justice
  • Ben Jealous, President, People For the American Way


  • Press call on Justice Breyer’s retirement and the resulting Supreme Court vacancy.


  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET


  • Reporters Dial-In: 866-342-8591

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 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