For Immediate Distribution
September 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.  – On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Lucy Koh to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Judge Koh’s expansive and awe-inspiring career demonstrates her strong qualifications to sit on the federal bench,” said Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF).

“As a daughter of Korean American immigrants, Judge Koh’s nomination is a testament to the importance of building a federal bench that reflects our diversity as a country. Out of the 179 judgeships in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, only 10 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) actively serve on the appellate bench.”

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The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build collective power so that all AAPI women and girls can have full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.