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MALDEF Launches Website to Mobilize Support for Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor

SotomayorForJustice.com will provide updates on confirmation process, encourage community action and refute attacks on first Latina nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

June 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization, today unveiled a new website, SotomayorForJustice.com. The new site will provide relevant and up-to-date information about the historic nomination of the first Latina to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

“MALDEF stands ready to use the website as a public forum to underscore Judge Sotomayor’s distinguished achievements and to confront unwarranted attacks on her record and qualifications,” said MALDEF Western Regional Counsel Nancy Ramirez. “We are proud to use this innovative tool in support of a nominee who brings the most extensive federal court experience seen in a nominee for the Supreme Court in decades.”

The website, www.SotomayorForJustice.com, will serve as a vehicle to mobilize support for Sotomayor’s confirmation and offer information on Sotomayor’s background and federal judicial experience, the latest media clips, updates on the confirmation process and interviews. In this effort to confirm Judge Sotomayor, MALDEF will work closely with its sister organizations, including Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary, League of United Latin American Citizens, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, National Council of La Raza, Hispanic National Bar Association, DemocraciaUSA, Presente.org, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and many others.

“At this historic moment, we must take immediate action. MALDEF is proud to support Judge Sotomayor to the nation’s highest court and will play a leadership role in supporting her nomination and garnering the community support she needs to get through the confirmation process,” said MALDEF’s Interim President and General Counsel Henry Solano. “In line with MALDEF's longstanding tradition of civil rights and advocacy before our nation’s highest court, we have launched this website to invite the public to learn more about Sotomayor’s distinguished career and her commitment to justice.”

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