Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that he is planning to coordinate a celebration in the Bronx for Sonia Sotomayor following her confirmation to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor was confirmed by a vote of 68-31.
“A few weeks ago I had the honor of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of Judge Sotomayor. That was a great honor for me because of all that this nominee represents to me and my community. I described that to the Senators and asked them to support her.
“And now the Senate has made history by confirming her. I cannot describe the feelings of happiness and pride and what it means to me personally. I can say that our nation took another giant step forward today. I extend my deepest congratulations to Justice Sotomayor.
“In honor of this historic event, I spoke with Judge Sotomayor and with her approval, have begun to organize a celebration in the Bronx to honor her and the community from which she has come. We are so proud of her and this is the best way to show it.
“I have called the Bronx Borough President and asked him to partner with me in organizing this celebration so that as a community we will finally have a way to express our pride in Justice Sotomayor’s achievements.”