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(Washington, D.C.) —The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of lawyer and voting rights expert, Myrna Pérez to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday, as the nationwide fight for civil rights, including the fundamental right to vote, continues. 

The following is a statement from Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

 “Myrna Pérez is a groundbreaking nominee, a strong civil rights champion, and has demonstrated a clear commitment to securing equal justice under the law for all Americans. She has spent the majority of her career as a voting rights lawyer, and her expertise is needed as complex voting rights litigation continues to move through our courts. There is no doubt that she will be a fair and impartial judge, who will help to bend the arc of racial justice towards fairness. We urge the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm her.”


About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and hate crimes.  For more information, please visit