PRESS RELEASE: Sotomayor for Supreme Court
May 26, 2009 by The New Agenda
The New Agenda sent out the following press release this morning:
May 26, 2009
The New Agenda Commends Inspirational Selection for Supreme Court
The non-partisan organization for women – The New Agenda – commends the truly inspirational selection of Sonia Sotomayor as nominee for Supreme Court. Further, The New Agenda is thrilled that 4 of the organization’s 10 exemplary suggested candidates were finalists for this nomination.
“It’s a great day for America and a great day for women,” said The New Agenda co-founder Nancy Hopkins. “Sotomayor’s life story is the embodiment of the American dream. We salute this extraordinary woman – and the extraordinary widowed mother who raised her.”
Hopkins added that she hoped the fact that all of President Obama’s finalists were women signals that this President turned a corner in understanding that equality for women will not be achieved until women are equally represented at the highest levels of government. “The choice of Sotomayor also shows that excellence and diversity go hand in hand. In this case, they were inseparable,” Hopkins said.
Co-founder and President Amy Siskind noted that the other three finalists — Judge Diane P. Wood of Chicago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Solicitor General Elena Kagan were also on The New Agenda’s recommended list.
“It is truly gratifying to see that the voices of the women in this country are finally being heard,” Siskind said. “Today we celebrate Sonia Sotomayor and President Obama for taking the country forward.”
The New Agenda is a non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by bringing about systemic change in the media, at the workplace, at school and at home.