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4.8.22

APLA Health congratulates the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic appointment to the United States Supreme Court

April 8, 2022 – APLA Health congratulates the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic appointment to the United States Supreme Court

“APLA Health is proud to congratulate the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson on her appointment as the 116th Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the first Black woman and first public defender to ever hold this position. This is a proud moment in our shared history and ‘herstory’ in action. Throughout her Senate Judiciary confirmation process, Judge Jackson maintained the kind of dignity, empathy, mettle and composure becoming of her new position. Having served at all levels of the justice system, Judge Jackson’s impressive and extensive breadth of legal experience simply speaks for itself. We are grateful for her service and the work yet to come.”

“Yesterday was a truly extraordinary moment. Today we continue on with the work of holding our national, state and local leaders accountable in our efforts to restore dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, support services and HIV specialty care,” said Craig E. Thompson, CEO of APLA Health.

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ABOUT APLA HEALTH:

APLA Health restores dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, support services, and HIV specialty care. Since 1983, APLA Health has remained steadfast in its commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our lifetime. The agency is a multi-site operation includes eight Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC) locations, serving more than 18,000 people annually in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous. We provide 20 different services including: medical, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impact the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. Our signature fundraising event, AIDS Walk Los Angeles, has drawn hundreds of thousands of supporters to walk, and millions more to donate, raising more than $92 million to combat HIV and AIDS since 1985. For more information on APLA Health visit https://aplahealth.org.