Citizens for Judicial Fairness Launches $500,000 #ChangeTheChancery Campaign Urging Governor Carney to Appoint Black Justice to Chancery Court in Dover Rally led by Rev Al Sharpton

Citizens for Judicial Fairness Launches $500,000 #ChangeTheChancery Campaign Urging Governor Carney to Appoint Black Justice to Chancery Court in Dover Rally led by Rev Al Sharpton

May 25, 2022 by Business Wire Public Policy/Government: State/Local News

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  • DOVER, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday, Citizens for Judicial Fairness (formerly Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware) hosted a rally alongside Reverend Al Sharpton, Pastor Blaine Hackett, police reform activist and sister of Jeremy McDole Keandra Ray, and dozens of grassroots supporters urging Governor Carney to replace outgoing Chancery Court Chancellor Slights with a Black judge.
  • “When I started doing research about the Chancery Court, the first thing I noticed was that there were no African Americans or brown people in the Chancery Court” > > Tweet this Said Reverend Al Sharpton, “When you look at the disproportionate population of Black citizens within this state and look at the all-white Chancery Court, it’s like the Rocky Mountains – the higher up you get, the whiter it gets.

  • We’re not asking for a favor or token, we're asking to stop the unfairness, and stop the lack of balance in this court, in this state of Delaware.”
  • Said Pastor of St. John African Methodist Church, Inc., Blaine Hackett, “If Governor Carney and the legislature of Delaware are serious about diversity and inclusion, this appointment could be the beginning of a new paradigm of reform that could not only change our state but the nation.

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