LANSING, Mich., April 7, 2022 — Today, the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson is the first Black woman, and only the sixth woman overall, to hold this position in the Supreme Court’s more than 200-year history. State Rep. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statement in support: 

“Today is a historic day worthy of tremendous celebration. Judge Jackson is extraordinarily qualified to hold this position and represents an all-too-often dismissed and ignored demographic — Black women in America. Jackson’s composure while facing an attack of blatant racism on a national platform demonstrated how women — and Black women, in particular — are expected to act while being disrespected. I’m pleased that the Senate finally voted to confirm her. This representation is long overdue, and I congratulate her on this significant achievement.”