King’s significant civil rights experience is an asset to the Western Washington District

Contact: Janessa Sambola-Harris, [email protected]

WASHINGTONWade Henderson, Acting President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the statement below applauding the Senate vote to confirm Lauren King in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:

“The judiciary must reflect the diversity of our nation and the legal profession, including having more judges experienced in the protection and defense of civil rights. Lauren King brings an important and indispensable perspective to this court given her extensive experience in tribal law, and the Western District of Washington will be well served with her on the bench. In particular, she will be the first Native American to serve as an Article III judge in Washington State. “

Read the Leadership Conference letter in support of Lauren King’s confirmation.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its various members with more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all people in the United States. The Leadership Conference works for an America that lives up to its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit


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