DAGA Co-Chairs on Confirmation of Kristen Clarke for the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Co-Chairs Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Nevada AG Aaron Ford released the following statement regarding Kristen Clarke serving as the next Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights.

Statement from Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Nevada AG Aaron Ford, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

“A year after the murder of George Floyd, Kristen Clarke’s historic confirmation to serve as the next Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights comes at an inflection point in our country’s history, as we reckon with centuries of racial injustice. Clarke’s proven success in advocating and protecting the rights of communities of color reflects her experience and commitment to serve. Clarke’s service is what this country needs now.”

“Democratic Attorneys General look forward to partnering with Assistant Attorney General Clarke and her team at the U.S. Department of Justice to protect people’s rights, pursue equal justice under the law, and dismantle centuries of systemic oppression.”