NEW YORK, NY – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger made the following statement in response to today’s confirmation of U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch:
“Today, Loretta Lynch’s nomination to fill the post of attorney general was finally confirmed by the U.S. Senate. It’s fitting that the first African American woman to serve as attorney general was confirmed on ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,’ which was originally established to challenge sex stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace, by showing girls their many career options.
“While little girls and boys explored workplaces today, Loretta Lynch broke another glass ceiling for women. After unnecessary delays in the vote by opponents of women’s reproductive health and rights, we finally are able to congratulate and celebrate our new attorney general. Girls and boys – especially children of color – have another role model and the country has an exceptional new leader of the Department of Justice.”
For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in nearly 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide.