This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on October 25, 2021.
“Judge Myrna Pérez exemplifies everything we could hope for in a federal judge: extensive legal experience, professional and demographic diversity, and a deep commitment to equal justice. And her confirmation could not be more timely. States across the country are passing draconian voter suppression laws primarily targeting people of color, and just last week Senate Republicans completely blocked efforts to pass desperately needed voting rights legislation. More than ever, we need judges who understand the importance of fair elections and access to the polls. Judge Pérez is that judge,” Alliance for Justice president Rakim Brooks said in a statement.