Poll Says 86% of Black Women Voters Support Putting First Black Woman on Supreme Court

Amidst widespread reports that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire when the current term ends this summer, names for his replacement have already begun circulating. Biden vowed to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court on the campaign trail, which would be a historic first.

In conjunction with Change ResearchHigher Heights for America, the only national organization exclusively dedicated to harnessing Black women’s political power from the voting booth to elected office, conducted a poll this month of 500 Black women voters, according to a release.

When asked about the future of the Supreme Court, 86% of Black women voters say they support prioritizing nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court when the next seat becomes available.

There is a great deal at stake for this next Supreme Court nomination, and Higher Heights wants to ensure that the voices of Black women are at the forefront of these decisions.

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SOURCE: Black Enterprise